Trust/Hope -Tanabata (Star Festival)


Once a year on the day of Tanabata, I recommend that you too wish upon a star, just like the Japanese children who write their wishes on tanzaku strips, today. Each of the five colors has its own special meaning, so choose the one you like and write your wish. Something good may be coming to you.
Blue (or Green): The symbol of wood. This represents a wish to grow.
Red: The symbol of fire. This represents a wish with gratitude.
Yellow: The symbol of earth. This represents a wish with sincerity and promises.
White: The symbol of metal. This represents a wish for law and justice.
Purple*: The symbol of water. This represents a wish for learning.
Purple is now used in modern Japan instead of the traditional black.
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