We have the star festival on 7th July every year It's called `` Tanabata `` in Japan. The festival came from China in the Heian era and it spread among people in Edo era. We write our wishes on a bamboo tree.
I made some 「star festival jello」 to my family today☆彡
The yellow stars and circles're made of mochi (rice cakes) a little star dust is kinako (roasted soy bean flour). My son enjoyed to eat the big jello after his dinner :)
He made the star festival tree at his kindergarden so he looked happy to bring on the way home.
His tree has 5 funny things they're an egg plant and a cucumber (both of them are pupular Japanese summer vegitables) origami decorations , a space shattle and his wish it's 「I wanna see my granpa and granma more」he really love them.
My husband and I ate the jello with sweet alchohol☺
I will introduce Japanese things here if you have any requests let me know.
Also, I'm host of Making Cooking Japanese sweets and dishes near Nagoya if you're interested in that come to visit my cooking class!!
Have a nice day :)