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SOLD OUT Japan’s Star Festival (Tanabata): Legend & Customs

July 8, 2006
SOLD OUT Japan’s Star Festival (Tanabata): Legend & Customs

Saturday, July 8
2 – 4 pm

This program is sold out.


Come celebrate Tanabata, the star festival of Japan! A live performance introduces children and adults to the Tanabata legend, which originated in China, presented by two Japanese performers, Mitsuteru Matsuda and Suzue Nitobe.  The performance is followed by a hands-on session practicing Tanabata’s exquisite customs, which include decorating bamboo trees with paper ornaments and tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes, led by an origami artist Gay Merrill Gross.


Tickets: Children and students age under 18 admitted free with ticket, accompanying adults $10, Japan Society members, teachers & seniors $7.  

Education Programs are made possible with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation.
 
Image: Illustration from The Story of Tanabata (Tanabata Monogatari) by Yukihiko Mitani: Copyright © Kamishibai for Kids. Used with permission of the copyright holder.

  • July 8, 2006
  • 2:00 pm