Ootoya’s Tanabata Celebration

Today is Tanabata! Dreaming of a trip to Japan to celebrate the annual Japanese summer festival of Tanabata on July 7? Unfortunately, Japan’s borders are still closed for most of us, but the Japanese restaurant Ootoya offers a traditional celebration, but a whole lot closer! Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to Japanese legend, … Continue reading Ootoya’s Tanabata Celebration