Golden Wishes for the Star Festival (Japan in Photos)

A bamboo branch laden with golden tanzaku decorates the interior of Ginza Tanaka, a seller of precious metal accessories in Tokyo’s Ginza district, on July 5, 2017. In the run-up to tanabata, the shop went a step further in observing the star festival tradition of wish making by providing customers gold-leafed strips of paper to write their hopes and dreams on. (© Jiji)