At Brother Diner, on the hot summer night of Tanabata, while people enjoy eating crushed ice with sweet syrup, something unusual happens…
Tanabata is the star festival in Japan. This is also a celebration of a love story between Vega and Altair, who are separated by The Milky Way. The lovers only meet once a year, on July 7th, the Night of Tanabata. People celebrate their rendezvous by displaying bamboo branches with strips of paper and ornaments. Their wishes are written on a strip of paper because on the night of Tanabata these wishes come true.
“Brother Ken (ブラザー軒)”, meaning Brother Diner, is one of the songs sung by Wataru Takada, a unique voice in the Japanese folk song movement of the 1970s, who was influenced by American folk songs and protest movement. The lyrics are by Katumi Sugawara.
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