On July 7th every year, people celebrate Tanabata (Star Festival) in Japan. Legend tells you that one day a weaving princess fell in love with a young cattleman. Enraged, the gods forbade the princess and the cattleman to meet again. The pain the two endured was so great that the gods look pity on them. Once a year, during Tanabata, the cattleman and the princess are allowed to cross the Milky Way to meet each other.
On July 7th, people write a wish on a colored piece of paper called tanzaku, and hang it from a bamboo branch with other paper decorations. When the cattleman and the princess are allowed to meet during this day, Tanabata, they are so happy and they make every wish come true. Come and write your wish!
Come join us to celebrate this special day on July 7th at Mukai Farm & Garden!
Mukai Farm & Garden is a cultural gathering place that honors Vashon’s Japanese American agricultural heritage. The ground and the house will be open for touring and the docents will be there to help you learn about the place and the history.