TANABATA-MATSURI (TANABATA Festival )in SENDAI,Japan

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Many Sendai citizen celebrate “TANABATA” festival on August 6-8.Celebrations include town is decolated by Bamboo and streamers made of that is japanese paper.The streamer is called “FUKINAGASHI” .Fukinagashi(Streamer) is a so long ,very colorful.

Large-scale Tanabata festivals are held in many places in Japan, mainly along shopping malls and streets, which are decorated with large, colorful streamers. The most famous Tanabata festival is held in Sendai from 6 to 8 August. In the Kantō area, two of the largest Tanabata festivals are held in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa (around 7 July) and in Asagaya, Tokyo immediately prior to the start of the Obon holiday in mid August. A Tanabata festival is also held in São Paulo, Brazil around the first weekend of July and Los Angeles, California in the beginning of August.

Although Tanabata festivals vary by region, most festivals involve Tanabata decoration competitions. Other events may include parades and Miss Tanabata contests. Like other Japanese matsuri, many outdoor stalls sell food, provide carnival games, etc., and add to the festive atmosphere.

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea often celebrates the Tanabata Festival featuring a greeting parade with Minnie as Orihime and Mickey as Hikoboshi

Sendai festival

The Sendai festival began shortly after the city was founded in the early Edo Period. The Tanabata festival gradually developed and became larger over the years. Although the festival’s popularity started to dwindle after the Meiji Restoration, and almost disappeared during the economic depression that occurred after World War I, volunteers in Sendai revived the festival in 1928 and established the tradition of holding the festival from 6 to 8 August.

During World War II it was impossible to hold the festival, and almost no decorations were seen in the city from 1943 to 1945, but after the war, the first major Tanabata festival in Sendai was held in 1946, and featured 52 decorations. In 1947, the Showa Emperor Hirohito visited Sendai and was greeted by 5,000 Tanabata decorations. The festival subsequently developed into one of the three major summer festivals in the Tōhoku region and became a major tourist attraction. The festival now includes a fireworks show that is held on 5 August.

At the Sendai Tanabata festival, people traditionally use seven different kinds of decorations, which each represent different meanings. The seven decorations and their symbolic meanings are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata#Festivals

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6-7-8,August,2018 Sendai city ,JAPAN

about Tanabata’s Items

Paper Strips(Tan-zaku) Handwritten wishes for a good future to the earth and a thanks note

Paper Crane(Ori-zuru) “ORIGAMI” handcrafted Crane

Purse(kim-chaku) Good Luck Charm for Good business

Streamers (FUKINAGASHI)

Sndai TANABATA Fes, History

The Sendai festival began shortly after the city was founded in the early Edo Period. The Tanabata festival gradually developed and became larger over the years. Although the festival’s popularity started to dwindle after the Meiji Restoration, and almost disappeared during the economic depression that occurred after World War I, volunteers in Sendai revived the festival in 1928 and established the tradition of holding the festival from 6 to 8 August.
During World War II it was impossible to hold the festival, and almost no decorations were seen in the city from 1943 to 1945, but after the war, the first major Tanabata festival in Sendai was held in 1946, and featured 52 decorations. In 1947, the Showa Emperor Hirohito visited Sendai and was greeted by 5,000 Tanabata decorations. The festival subsequently developed into one of the three major summer festivals in the Tōhoku region and became a major tourist attraction. The festival now includes a fireworks show that is held on 5 August.

At the Sendai Tanabata festival, people traditionally use seven different kinds of decorations, which each represent different meanings. The seven decorations and their symbolic meanings are:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata#Festivals

Schedule

[Fireworks]
August 5 19:00 -20:30

[Decorating time]
August 6 and 7: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (planned)
August 8: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (planned)

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