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Make Your Wishes Come True with the Kikkouden Wagashi (Japanese Dessert) Set!

July typically marks the end of the rainy season and the official entry into the sweltering summer season. In the old calendar (kyuureki), July is known as fumizuki or fuzuki which can be written using the same kanji characters i.e. 文月. As to how this name came about, this is said to be related to…

Tanabata, a love story that is celebrated nation-wide

Tanabata Matsuri, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese Festival celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month — the July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. Story The story of Tanabata Matsuri was about a princess, named Orihime (Weaving Princess). She was the daughter of Tentei (Sky King). Everyday she went to…