Celebrate The Tanabata Festival At The Japanese Friendship Garden
Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the summer sun and partake in the Tanabata Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden.
Originating from Chinese folklore, Tanabata celebration is a holiday that centers on the meeting of Orihime and Hikoboshi. Separated by the Milky Way, the stars Orihime and Hikoboshi are able to meet once per year on the seventh day of the seventh month.
This year’s festival will be full of kid-friendly fun, such as games, performances, crafts and food !
Kazari at the Tanabata Celebration
A common practice during Tanabata is to decorate the nanatsu kazari, or seven decorations. The nanatsu kazari include the Fukinagashi, Tanzaku, Kamigoromo, Orizuru, Kinchaku, Toami, and Kuzukago.
The Fukinagashi is the most eye-catching decoration which represents the weaving yarn in the Tanabata legend of Orihime and is a charm for the improvement in the arts.
Come admire the decorations, learn the meaning behind the Tanabata celebration, and enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Friendship Garden!
See you there, San Diego!