The day before Tanabata, the Star Festival. We welcomed seven guests from seven countries. They are from Libya, Nigeria, Zambia, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Cambodia who are taking part in JICA program.
Today’s hiking tour was so special. After having lunch on the top of the mountain, we all enjoyed experiencing Tanabata, one of Japanese cultures. We sang a song of Tanabata-sama, Japanese children’s song, and wrote their wishes on colorful paper strips in their mother tongue, and then hung them on bamboo branches, wishing upon a star.
Explaining today’s routes before the tour
In the cable car
Jyo-Shin-Mon Gate (Spiritual Purification Gate)
Shi-Tennoh-Mon Gate( Four Guardian Gods Gate)
Water Basin for Purification
Writing their wishes on the colorful paper strips
Their first experience of Tanabata
Happy smiles after the tour
Hope their wishes come true☆彡
(Reported by HIDE)