Tanabata: Japan’s Star Festival
Sunday, July 9, 1 PM
Illustration by Yukihiko Mitani; © Kamishibai for Kids.
Sunday, July 9, 1-4 PM
Make a wish as we explore the Tanabata legend of star-crossed lovers (Hikoboshi and Orihime) through a shadow puppetry performance led by Kanako Hiyama, in an interactive setting with joyful songs. In addition, create your own Milky Way stars, Hikoboshi and Orihime dolls, paper ornaments and a tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes to decorate bamboo branches. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.
||Festival begins. Pre-theater craft making; festival-related food is available for purchase.
||Puppetry Theater Presentation
||Crafts: Tanabata dolls and paper ornaments to decorate bamboo trees (tanzaku)
Tickets: $15/$8 members; children ages 2 or under free. Space is limited: advance ticket purchase recommended.
This program will be photographed and video-taped. Program content subject to change.
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Healthy Japanese light meals, snacks and festival-related refreshments available for purchase by .