Seven Ways to Wish

Family Craft Activity

Past Event: 29 June 2013 to 14 July 2013

boy holding folded paper
Source: Museum Victoria
Rodney Start

Create a paper wish to hang up in celebration of the Japanese Tanabata Festival.

According to legend, wishes come true during Japan’s Tanabata or Star Festival when the two stars Orihime and Hikoboshi meet on the seventh day of the seventh month.

People celebrate by writing wishes on seven types of decorations and hanging them on bamboo branches.

Add your own wish to our display and hope it comes true!