I thought I would give you a little background on the holiday by translating one of the stories from my Japanese class. BTW I hate the translation of the holiday as starcrossed day in ACNL since the event is technically supposed to be in the evening…
ä¸ƒå¤•, Starcrossed Day
The seventh day of the seventh month is starcrossed day. This is the story of starcrossed day.
Long long ago there lived a god in the heavens. He had one daughter. Her name was Orihime. Orihime was very diligent. Every day she got up very early and weaved.
One day the god thought “Orihime has become an adult. She should get married.”
The god found a diligent man. He lived on the other side of the milky way and he was named Hikoboshi. Hikoboshi raised cows and worked in the field.
Orihime and Hikoboshi were married. The two grew to love each other very much. They were always together and they didn’t work at all.
The god became angry. But the two still didn’t work.
The god became very angry and he took Orihime back home. The two was separated. Orihime wanted to meet with Hikoboshi and she cried every day.
The god took pity on the couple and he said “Orihime, Hikoboshi, you may meet once a year on the night of the seventh day of the seventh month. Orihime, on that day you may cross the milky way, but you must return by morning.”
Once a year on the evening of starcrossed day Orihime and Hikoboshi meet. The couple’s wish was realized.
On that day, people write down their wishes on colored strips of paper and tie them to bamboo grass. It is said that on starcrossed day people’s wishes will be realized. Some children write “I want to get good grades”. Some people write “I want to meet someone great”. What would you write as your starcrossed day wish?