Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Festival
Saturday-Monday
August 15-17, 2009
1pm-9pm (Sat-Sun)
Central Ave at JANM & MOCA

This year’s 69th Annual Nisei Week Festival takes place August 15-23 in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and is, for the first time, introducing the Tanabata Festival (or star festival) from Japan. To celebrate, wishes and prayers are written on paper that is streamed on bamboo.

For the Los Angeles celebration, Kokeshi(Japanese dolls) with streamers were created as decorations using Hiromi Paper’s Mulberry Thick rolls. If you are planning to attend, do look out for them!

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pictures courtesy of Yoko Nishimura

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