Tanabata Festival in Japan is also known as the Star Festival.
According to legend, every year in July 7th the stars Vega and Altair which are separated by milky way, pass over it to revive their love.
Mostly from the first of July 7 narrow strips of colorful paper, lively decorations and other ornaments are hung from bamboo branches in shopping malls, train stations, and other public spaces.
Before they are hung on the tree branches, people write their wishes on them. It is said that bamboo bears people’s wishes to heaven on the wind with upward stretching branches.