Early July in Japan. Hydrangea blooms, fireflies dance, rainy season.
And there is a legend of 七夕(Tanabata) . It’s a love story between “Orihime and Hikobosi”, the daughter of God and the man who is a cowherd. The two were so absorbed in love that they were separated by God on both sides of the Milky Way. They can meet across the Milky Way only once a year on Tanabata. They are also constellations, the daughter of God is Vega and the cowherd man is Altair.
If it rains on Tanabata, the river will overflow and the two will not be able to meet. So they hope the Tanabata day will clear up. And Japanese people have come to write their wishes on paper and tie them to bamboo branches in Tanabata.
Even today, many Tanabata festivals are held all over Japan. Tanabata is July 7th.