Tanabata with the milky way Keep cool in the Japanese room, the summer has come to Japan The seasonal atmosphere
The tatami is an original tradition of Japan; it is cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.
Even during the rainy season, it is better to spend in the Japanese room that has hygroscopic property.
The green color on the surface of the tatami looks cool too, so that it can welcome the real summer.
Shosho means the ending of the rainy season, when becomes hotter and hotter.
During this year, Shosho is July 7th, so it is the same day as Tanabata; that is a Japanese traditional event to show bamboo leaves with Tanabata wishes written on colorful Tanzaku paper.
Thinking of the milky way in the night sky, Tanabata is the day to wish Orihime and Hikoboshi to meet again once a year.
The Japanese sweet named “Amanogawa (milky way)” is appearing on Tanabata; the time to enjoy sweets, that is cool to see, is also one of the attractions of Tanabata.
After 15 days from Shosho, it is “Taisho” that tells the ending of the rainy season and the beginning of the real summer.
The event of “Uchimizu” is often held, that is to spread the water on the ground to keep cool.
It is the season to feel comfortable on the tatami while lying and relaxing in the cool Japanese room.
It is able to enjoy the historic atmosphere and traditional event in the summer of Japan.
It is coming soon.
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