Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Milky Way Bracelet for Tanabata
Have you ever heard of a Japanese festival celebrated on July 7th called Tanabata? According to the legends, (although there are several versions) it's a a day in which Orihime (the star Vega) is allowed to see her lover, Kengyu (Altair) just once a year over the Milky Way.
I love it because it's the most romantic and beautiful festival in Japan. We usually celebrate by decorating bamboo trees with colorful paper ornaments, and hang strips of paper with our wishes and prayers written on them. And then we hope for clear skies in the evening because otherwise, they would have to wait another year to see eachother!
When I thought about the story, this bracelet popped into my head, so I worked like crazy and finished it just in time for Tanabata! You can see the listing at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27499226.