Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) held a Tanabata on July 7, 2017 for Juntendo University and TMDU international students, researchers, and doctors. Tanabata translates into star festival in Japanese. The name and date the of festival originate from a legend that two deities, represented by stars, are separated by the milky way and are only allowed to meet once a year on seventh day of the seventh month of the year. To celebrate the day children write and hang wishes on bamboo branches with leaves. During the TMDU Tanabata everyone had the chance to make origami ornaments and write wishes on them. After writing their wishes both TMDU and Juntendo University international students and researchers went to Kanda Shrine for a short walk. The event gave everyone a chance to make new friends and take a break from their studies.