My darling Emma:
Hi, everything is OK? Are you still safe and sound? Did you keep on studying for exams? Well, I was interested in your recent letter written about Henley Royal Regatta. Now I'd like to make you familiar with one of the well-kept festivals of my country.
We celebrate Bon festival in July which comes back to a story which seems to be about a disciple of Buddha using his power to release her mother suffering in hungry ghosts' realm and he becomes successful. Also Bon dance originates from the time he starts to dance for his joy.
The festival lasts for three days in summer, so we wear yukata or light cotton kimonos. It usually consists of a huge carnival and foods like watermelon. We lit up paper lanterns and float them down rivers, mixed with fireworks at the end.
Much more things to say, yet I'll be happy to see you next July in here to experience it yourself.
Anyway drop me a line soon.