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Seventh of July, Sunny Day
A Love Story Featuring the Star Festival
Date:15, Jun, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Seventh of July, it is a day of the Star Festival. There is the custom in Sendai to have fine noodles on 7 July. Or it is the custom in Hokkaido that children make a round for receiving candles. Like those, a lot of customs are all over Japan. The origin of the Star Festival was from China. Then, there are customs to celebrate the day in Taiwan or Hong Kong besides Japan. In Taiwan, they say the day is Vega's birthday.

To simply explain the Star Festival story, one day there was a beautiful weaver girl called Vega, who lived near the Milky Way. The woman got married with Altair a cattleman. And they were too much in love to work enough. Naturally their neighborhood made complaints. The Master of the Milky Way received the petitions since he was a go-between of the couple. To let the couple concentrate upon each work, he put the Milky Way between them. That meant making the two completely separated. And the Master gave the couple a chance to meet once a year. It is seventh of July.

Seventh of July, Sunny Day
Directed by Motohiro Katsuyuki
Written by Todayama Masashi
Cast: Mizuki Arisa, Hagiwara Masato & more
Music: Dreams Come True
Running Time:109 min.

We introduce a movie featuring the Star Festival. That is Seventh of July, Sunny Day released in 1996.

A movie director Motohiro Katsuyuki made a debut as a film director with the movie. He is today very famous as a director of the Bayside Shakedown series. The story is about a love romance of the two of difference in social rank. Suiting the Star Festival, it is a refreshing love story. That is so fresh to hesitate to say a love romance definitely.

The band in charge of music is Dreams Come True, a Japanese leading pop music band. Their songs are all around the story and make some unique taste of something new. In a sense, it might be an experimental film.

As some would say they cannot watch the film because it makes them ashamed, the movie shows a fresh romance. If you had some chance to see, please watch that before or after seventh of July.






 

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