Seven Evenings in July

It’s almost time for Tanabata in Japan. Tanabata (which literally means “Seven Evenings”) celebrates the meeting of two celestial lovers, Vega and Altair. In the old Japanese calendar, these two stars were separated by an impassible river, the Milky Way, for all but the days of this festival. To celebrate, Japanese people write wishes on narrow strips of brightly colored paper and tie them to bamboo.

Mumu’s wife celebrates Tanabata with bamboo full of hopes and dreams:

(I’m grateful to mumu and his wife for the recent batch of great creations I’ve been able to feature here on PPB. Keep up the good work!)