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Meaning & History
Means "weaving princess". According to Shinto beliefs, there was a woman named Orihime who had a lover. But her lover became too distracting for her to continue her weaving, her father separated them, only allowing them to see each other once a year. If it rained on the given date, they would have to wait until next year. Today, the Tanabata Festival is held in Japan and China to celebrate this story.