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One of the fun festivals found right around Japan is the Tanabata Festival, often referred to as the Star Festival. This ancient Japanese summer festival, held in cities and towns across Japan, celebrates a folk legend of star-crossed lovers. Tanabata is an experience not to miss if you’re in Japan during summer, as it’s held right across the country and yet another fantastic Japanese festival. Go to Tanabata and experience the local customs and you might even find your wishes come true!

This is called "tanzaku" in Japan. We make this to wish for our happiness or something at july 7 in every year.

This is called "tanzaku" in Japan. We make this to wish for our happiness or something at july 7 in every year.

Visit Japan: Tanabata festivals are a grand celebration of celestial love, based on an ancien…

Tanabata festivals are a grand celebration of celestial love, based on an ancient legend of star-crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi. While their are several Tanabata festivals held throughout Japan, perhaps the largest is held in early August in the Tohoku city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture. Here you’ll find people walking through the shopping arcades filled with huge, vividly colored handmade streamers, while wearing their summer kimono, called yukata.~~~~#tradition #festival #Sendai…

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Tanabata is the Japanese Star Festival that takes place very July 7th. Traditionally there are colorful lanterns with bright streamers that are used to decorate and celebrate the festival. Often people write wishes on these streamers and make their own decorations. Follow our easy steps to make your own ! #Tanabata #OrigamiTutorial #JapaneseFestival #JapaneseLantern #PaperDecorations #OrigamiInstructions #MyOriStory #MyOriStory Shop

Tanabata is the Japanese Star Festival that takes place very July 7th. Traditionally there are colorful lanterns with bright streamers that are used to decorate and celebrate the festival. Often people write wishes on these streamers and make their own decorations. Follow our easy steps to make your own ! #Tanabata #OrigamiTutorial #JapaneseFestival #JapaneseLantern #PaperDecorations #OrigamiInstructions #MyOriStory #MyOriStory Shop