Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Happy Tanabata!

Thanks, Jenny-chan, for reminding me that it's Tanabata, one of my favorite Japanese holidays.

Today's the day to go to your local bamboo grove and write your wish for the upcoming year (or any wish in general) on a slip of paper, which you then tie to the bamboo.

Since the closest bamboo grove is a bit of a trek for me, I might celebrate with sushi, instead.

11 comments:

Whirlochre said...

Does this work with a cactus?

Does anything work with a cactus?

moonrat said...

EVERYTHING works with a cactus!!

(it just works differently)

Pamala Knight said...

Okay, not gonna touch the cactus thing with a...erm...ten foot pole, eh--as it were. *cough*

Okay, back to our flimsy excuses to eat sushi! Thanks for the Tanabata wishes. I'm going to tie mine to the fern growing next to my garage instead.

JES said...

Okay, all well and good -- just remember to untie your little scrap of paper before popping the California Roll (or whatever) into your mouth. :)

Aimee K. Maher said...

I think someone mentioned to me once that sacrificing a weasel and eating a cactus could get you a partial request, I just haven't become that desperate yet.

Demon Hunter said...

Thanks for sharing, I've never heard of it before. :-) Interesting.

Charles Gramlich said...

We've got cane down here. It's kinda like bamboo.

Trish said...

Sushi is the perfect way to celebrate anything. Yummy!

Robert W. Leonard said...

My wife finally got me into sushi, but I still have a very limited selection of things I like. Can't seem to go wrong with shrimp though! Hope you enjoy it. :)

Precie said...

Hmm...I have a bamboo plant in my kitchen. It's just two stalks...but I wonder if that would be sufficient. :)

Kim Kasch said...

I have a bamboo grove across the street - in my neighbor's backyard but Sushi's a good option too and I love the "write your dream down" theory.

Great way to help your dreams become "real".