Sendai Tanabata Festival Japan August 6 to August 8 2017
June 09, 2017
Tanabata festivals, also known as “star festivals,” according to Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega cross paths The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri, held every year on August 6-8, is one of the largest and most famous Tanabata celebrations in Japan
In addition to the steamers, which represent the threads of a loom, there are smaller paper decorations that include kimono to ward off bad health and accidents; a net for good harvests; cranes for long life, health and safety; a purse for good business; a trash bag for cleanliness; and paper strips for good handwriting, which people often write wishes on and hang from a bamboo branch. These items are also hung from the bamboo poles or worked into the design of the streamers themselves.
This year decoration is very beautiful, very good design; I enjoy seeing them in the arcade it gives Sendai a whole new look for the summer. I saw and meet people from different areas of japan and lots of tourist from around the world. I also enjoy the traditional food they sold along the roadside and in front of the shops in the arcade. You can see the ladies’ dress in their yukata and also the man wearing yukata. It looks so traditional Japan. Tanabata is a fun time in Sendai where you could experience Sendai in a way, and you should come and see the beauty of the Sendai mean summer event.