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Tanabata Star Festival

July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tanabata, the Star Festival, will be held on July 7, 2018 from 10-2 at the Hawaii Japanese Center. It is considered an auspicious event since it will be on 7/7 the day the milky way can be seen in the sky and the star-crossed lovers can re-unite. Come and hear the story and maybe take a picture in a Yukata. The make and take Tanabata Crafts include decorating a sasaki (bamboo branch) with 5 auspicious decorations, Hachimaki (head bands), origami, fan decorating, as well as suminagashi(painting in water) and coloring sheets. Admission is free and there is the somen nagashi (catch your own noodles) for just $1.00. Great family event.


July 7, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hawaii Japanese Center
751 Kanoelehua Ave Hilo + Google Map