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.
- Saturday, July 8, 2006
- 2:00 pm