Takachiho Waterfall, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Takachiho Waterfall, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Tanabata festival 七夕 - celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively) in Japan. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. On 7th July, Japanese celebrate this day by writing wishes or poems on Tanzaku (small piece of paper) and hanging them on bamboo.

Tanabata festival 七夕 - celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively) in Japan. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. On 7th July, Japanese celebrate this day by writing wishes or poems on Tanzaku (small piece of paper) and hanging them on bamboo.

Sushi 寿司

Sushi 寿司

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Japanese carps, Koi 鯉

Advertisement for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Japan

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Advertisement for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Japan

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Mt. Fuji, Japan

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Weeping persimmon tree in Shirakawa village, Japan

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Japanese traditional theater, Noh 能

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Japanese matcha tea powder 抹茶

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Maiko and a street cat in Kyoto, Japan

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