[98th Cruise Report]July 7th, Tanabata Festival

July 7th.

Today, there was a big event: the Tanabata Festival! Tanabata is a Japanese celebration of love, based on the Chinese festival Chi Shi. The festival featured different events, such as ballroom dancing and the presentation of onboard love stories. Everyone was invited to wear Yukata.

We could borrow Yukata for the event

Everyone trying on Yukata

Writhing our wishes on Tanzaku and tying them onto bamboo trees. Hoping everyone’s dream will come true

The mascot of the ship, Shiprin, holding bamboo leaves and taking pictures with everyone

We also had a tea ceremony. Everyone learned how the ceremony is performed and got to try Matcha

The presentation of onboard love stories