- Tanabata is the custom of writing your wish on Tanzaku.
- The most festive event has come to Asakusa and Ueno!
Tanabata is the custom of writing your wish on Tanzaku.
We have the custom named Tanabata on July 7th. In this day, we write our wishes on a strip of paper called Tanzaku, and tie it to bamboo grasses for making a wish.
We also have Tanabata Festival in various area of Japan.
The most festive event has come to Asakusa and Ueno!
We are picking up one of the famous Festival named Shitamachi Tanabata Festival, it’s held on Asakusa Kappa-bashi Main Street every year. In this Festival, a lot of decorations for Tanabata are lined up along the street between the intersection of Asakusa and West side of Ueno station, which has 1.2km.
During this Festival, every vehicle is shut out temporarily these area and so many decorations, street foods and various performers join Tanabata Festival. You will enjoy strolling on the street looking around some traditional shops and feeling the tasteful atmosphere.
So…..let’s make a wish!!
This year 2017, it’s held between Thu, July 6th and Mon, July 10th.
There are many Tanabata decorations along the street with the Tokyo Skytree seen in the distance. You can see a hula dance, craftsmen who make sugar sculptures and wirework, and various other attractions at Asakusa’s Tanabata Matsuri .
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