Japan’s Star Festival: Storytelling, Origami & Tanabata Decorations

July 13, 2014
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Japan’s famous Tanabata legends (Hikoboshi and Orihime) are introduced through storytelling and crafts-making. As a part of Tanabata tradition, participants learn how to make paper ornaments and their own tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes, to decorate bamboo branches. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.
Tickets: $12/$5 Japan Society members; children ages 2 or under free. Members may purchase tickets for family at the discounted price. Seats are limited. Advance ticket purchase is advised. 

Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, & weekends during gallery exhibitions until June 8, 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Sunday, July 13, 2014
  • 2:00 pm