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Japanese Soul Food: Star Struck Tanabata Noodles in July

Japanese Soul Food: Star Struck Tanabata Noodles in July

Date published: 20 July 2020

Japan's Tanabata festival has its roots in a Chinese tradition. It is said that the Cowherd star crosses the Milky Way by the bridge of a magpies' wings, to once a year meet with the Weaver star and enjoy their brief time together.

Event Name and Time (Annually)
Tanabata Festival / July 7th

What Food is Eaten
Somen (white noodles) and Summer vegetables such as cucumber

Why Somen Noodles?
Somen noodles are likened to thread in honor of Orihime, the goddess of weaving.

Images courtesy of Manga de Japan

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