A Tanabata tree, a type of wish tree on which people hang wishes written on paper and other decorations during Tanabata, a Japanese festival celebrating two heavenly lovers. Depicted as one or two stalks of green bamboo, on which hangs one or more slips of paper, generally red.
Often used to represent various plants or as a green accent color.
Apple’s design includes a yellow star decoration. Microsoft’s design previously displayed a green branch with three, variously colored pieces of paper.
📅 Tanabata Tree was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.