Monday, July 27, 2009

more tanabata dancing

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still more shiramine shrine, tanabata dances

Girls do a very slow circle dance with drums around the tanabata.










more shiramine shrine, tanabata dances

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shiramine shrine, tanabata dances

Tanabata dances were held at Shiramine Shrine. Tanabata is a mid-summer festival, also known as the Star Festival. It's a celebration of thwarted love [in the vein of Romeo and Juliet]. "Wish Trees" are made from bamboo and paper wishes are tied to the tree.




shiramine shrine, kenmari games

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