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Tanabata celebrated across Japan

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival, where people dress in traditional yukata robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees

Tanabata celebrated across Japan
People attend the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
People attend the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Two Japanese girls wearing traditional yukata robes attend the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department band perform at the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Traditional Kappore dancers perform at the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Tanabata Kazari (Star Festival Decorations) are hung during Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Two Japanese ladies with yukata and play instrument at the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)
Tanabata celebrated across Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department band perform at the Tanabata festival on July 6, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival where people dress in traditional 'yukata' robes and write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees. (Getty Images)