This is an extract taken from my own poem "The scenes of Korea". I had been lucky enough to observe the ritual while on a visit long back
Below is the poem entitled Tanabata Ritual which was written by poet
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Walk softly and watch
The rite of Tanabata
taking away nebuta.
People write wishes
On paper strips tied to tree
Mostly to a bamboo tree
This was my first poem after my comeback on the soup.
Contest: New Poem
9th place win
*Tanabata (???, meaning "Evening of the seventh moon") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival
** Nebuta meaning sleepiness