Here are some things to get you thinking, listening, reading, writing and speaking today:
An explanation of Tanabata in English from Kids Web Japan
A video in Japanese with English subtitles explaining Tanabata:
And now for some music — “Wishing on a star” in four versions:
The original song from the 70s, by Rose Royce:
Beyonce’s version from 2004:
And in between the two, Jay-Z’s 1998 rap version, which has the singer from the original (and a bit of swearing):
Finally, the most recent cover that I know about, from Seal in 2011. This one seems the most ethereal and maybe the best fit for the story. Which version do you like best?