It is a Japanese tradition to write a wish on paper and hang it from bamboo, making a chain of wishes
Sophia (my daughter,) Steve (my husband,) and I made special wishes.
I won a tiny plastic fish
When we left the festival there were lots and lots of wishes flying off the bamboo branches and into the sky. Sophia wished for good health, I wished for dreams realized, Steve wished for happiness between he and I and togetherness for our family (empty nest coming up...)