Not Held at Japan Society – Tanabata celebration at Felissimo Design House

July 7, 2005
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July 7 – 30, 2005

Felissimo Design House will celebrate the Japanese tradition of Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, from July 7 – 30, 2005. This festival celebrates the yearly reunion of Orihime and Hikoboshi, two lovers separated by a river of stars.

On July 7 from 4 – 5 pm, and again from 5 – 6 pm, Felissimo Design House will welcome Shinto Priest & Head of The International Shinto Foundation Inc., Reverend Mitsutaka Inui who will be present to tell the ancient story of Tanabata, demonstrate rituals and help tie your wishes to bamboo trees.  In addition, a ceremonial dance, Miko-mai, will be performed.

Felissimo Design House will present bamboo plants on their first floor and offer strips of tanzaku paper for guests to make their wishes.

On July 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Felissimo Design House will also host Alexander Stadler as he explains the first step in his whimsical book “Four Steps to Love.” This book outlines a simple program for finding the soul mate you deserve by putting your best foot forward.

For further information, please contact Carly Carratura at 212-956-4438, ext 145 or [email protected].


  • July 7, 2005 – July 30, 2005