...The girl's father separated the two lovers and banished them to opposite sides of the Milky Way. They were allowed but one meeting per year, on the seventh day of the seventh moon. But if it was raining on this day, they would have to wait until the next year...

In this Chinese fairy tale lies the origin of the Japanese Tanabata festival.

On this day, July 7th, children write their wishes and desires on a piece of paper, and these papers are hung on a bamboo tree. The Russian students also wrote and illustrated their wishes. Since we had good weather in Pereslavl on the 7th, the children's wishes should be fulfilled.

The drawing above was drawn by a Japanese student.
It shows how the festival is celebrated.

These are our wishes.