July 2017

07 Jul Mei-Poetic Names (July)

It is already July, so here is the list of poetic names typical for July. Early July * The first three are related to Tanabata, a festival celebrated on July 7th which has roots in the Chinese star festival (the Qixi festival). It is said that the lovers across the Milky Way can meet once a year if it does not rain. People (kids) write their wishes on paper strips and hang them on bamboos. Ama no Kawa (天の川)-Milky Way (up to July 7th) Oh se (逢瀬)- A tryst (up to July 7th) Ginga (銀河)-Galaxy Uchiwa (団扇)-A round paper fan Mid-July Fu-rin...

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