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Japanese celebrate 'Tanabata' festival

2012-07-10 07:02:52 GMT2012-07-10 15:02:52(Beijing Time)  China Daily

People clad in kimono participate a celebration to greet the "Tanabata" in Tokyo, July 6, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]

People clad in kimono participate a celebration to greet the "Tanabata" . [Photo/Xinhua]

People clad in kimono participate a celebration to greet the "Tanabata" . [Photo/Xinhua]

People clad in kimono participate a celebration to greet the "Tanabata" . [Photo/Xinhua]

People clad in kimono participate a celebration to greet the "Tanabata" . [Photo/Xinhua]

People greet the "Tanabata" or Star Festival. [Photo/Xinhua]

People greet the "Tanabata" or Star Festival.[Photo/Xinhua]

Japan's "Tanabata" or Star Festival falls on July 7 every year,originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively).

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