Princess Orihime symbolizes the star, Vega: Prince Hikoboshi symbolizes the star, Altair. The river that separates the couple is Amanogawa (天の川), literally meaning “River in the Heaven” — What we call in English, "the Milky Way”.
It is said that Orihime and Hikoboshi could meet only if the sky is clear, so that a flock of magpies could fly over and spread the wings to make a bridge over the River in the Heaven.
This story leads to our traditional custom, in which we write wishes on a piece of paper (“Tanzaku”) and hang on a bamboo tree.
Such wishes-- achievable or not-- may all come true!
What is your wish?