Tanabata Star Festival- July 6th

From: Eri
Sent on: Saturday, July 4, 2009 8:52 AM

Konnichiwa, minasan,
Hello all,

Tanabata Star Festival is one of the most colorful celebrations in Japan. The festivities which take place across Japan on 7th July are inspired by an ancient Chinese legend about the love of two stars that were only allowed to meet once a year on this date. The celebrations take the form of magnificent parades with lanterns, streamers and origami decorating streets and homes. It also involves plenty of looking up to the heavens, as legend has it that any wish (particularly romantic) upon the two stars made on that day will come true.

Tanabata Star Festival- Origami Wokshop

Japan-America Society of Greater Austin will host Tanabata Star festival.

Tanabata Star Festival /origami workshop will include history of Tanabata ,making special Tanabata decoration by an origami, decorating the bamboo tree with them and celebrating a tanabata with a Tanabata song. Tanabata wishes will also be made, written on traditional Japanese paper and hung out on bamboo trees.

DATE: July 6,2009
TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Casa de Luz 1701 Toomey Rd Austin,78704
FEE Free

The most common tanabata decorations are colorful streamers. Streamers are said to symbolize the weaving of threads. Other tanabata decorations are toami (casting net), which means good luck for fishing and farming and kinchaku (hand bag), which means wealth. Let's have great time together! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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