About Tanabata Festival
[This celebration has now past for 2023] Gyotaku locations in celebrated Tanabata (Star Festival) with wish writing on Tanzaku Paper for our bamboo tree during July 5th - July 30th, 2023.
Tanabata Matsuri is a traditional Japanese festival that is also known as the Star Festival. It is celebrated on the 7th of July, or sometimes on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, and it originated from an ancient Chinese legend about two stars, Vega and Altair, who were lovers separated by the Milky Way and only allowed to meet once a year on the 7th day of the 7th month.
The festival is celebrated by decorating bamboo branches with colorful paper ornaments, and writing wishes on strips of paper, which are then tied to the bamboo branches. The decorations are often shaped like stars, and the colors used are usually bright and vibrant. In addition to the decorations, there are also parades, fireworks, and other festivities that take place during the festival.
Tanabata Matsuri is celebrated throughout Japan, and there are many regional variations of the festival. It is a time for people to come together and celebrate the power of love and the beauty of the stars, and to make wishes for the future