Tanabata, “Star Festival” occurs every year on July 7. Children write their wishes on strips of paper. The paper strips are hung on the branches of bamboo trees.

Lyrics (Transliteration)

Sasa no ha sara-sara
Nokiba ni yureru
Ohoshi-sama kira-kira
Kingin sunago

Goshiki no tanzaku
Watashi ga kaita
Ohoshi-sama kirakira
Sora kara miteru


The bamboo leaves rustle,
Shaking away in the leaves.
The stars twinkle
On the gold and silver grains of sand.

The five-color paper strips
I have already written.
The stars twinkle,
And there they will watch us. (source)

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