How are you today? I heard there's been a lot of heavy rain in Japan
recently. Is everyone alright?
July 7th was Tanabata. Did you all make a wish? We celebrated Tanabata in
Liverpool too! Let me tell you about it...
The Tanabata festival was held in The Lady Lever Art Gallery. This is the
gallery that I told you about last time. The activities for Tanabata were
aimed at children but many adults were interested too. We explained the
meaning of Tanabata and then made paper lanterns and chains...
Also, people wrote their wishes on tanzaku and tied them on bamboo sticks.
(You can see a picture of this at the top of this article.)
I was pleased to see so many British people getting intestested in Tanabata
because I think the story of Orihime and Hikoboshi reflects modern Japanese
life in some ways. It is nice for British people to understand Japanese
culture. There were also Japanese people at the Tanabata event so I was
pleased to make new friends from Japan.
After the festival, my sister, niece, and I went and looked at the Edo Pop
exhibition that I told you about last time. Though I helped install this
exhibition, I haven't had a chance to look at it since it was finished so I
was really excited. I think it looks impressive and shows how colourful
life in Edo was. What do you think?...
Finally, let me leave you with a picture of my niece and I at the end of
the day. I think our smiles show that the day was a success...
Thank you for reading this. I hope you had a great Tanabata and that all
your wishes come true. Until next time, take care!
Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️