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June 19, 2012
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Tanabata Celebration @ Consulate General of Japan in New York

Make a Wish!
TANABATA Celebration @ Japan Information Center

June 18 - July 9


Tanabata is held on the evening of July 7th. The festival traces its origins to the legend of Kengyu (Altair) and Orihime (Vega).TanzakuThey were lovers separated by the Milky Way, and are allowed to meet just once a year - on the seventh day of the seventh month. Children and adults write their wishes on tanzaku (narrow strips of colored paper) and hang them, along with other paper ornaments, on bamboo branches placed in the backyards or entrances of their homes. Please come, learn about Tanabata, a part of Japanese culture, and make a wish at the Japan Information Center.


1. Date & Time
Monday, June 18th - Monday, July 9th, 9:30 - 16:00
* Consulate's Open Day
2. Place
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: 212-371-8222
3. Program
(1) Make a wish with tanzaku
(2) Learn Tanabata through coloring.
*Other experience of Japan programs also available!

 

 

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