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7-7-12 Portland Japanese Garden - Tanabata, The Star Festival

Started by tdg, June 13, 2012, 09:16:24 PM

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Tanabata, the Star Festival

Saturday, July 7, 2012
1-3 p.m.
Garden Pavilion
Included with Garden Admission

Bring the whole family to join in this year's celebration of the traditional Tanabata festival with its custom of making origami paper ornaments, writing wishes (in Japanese!) on colorful strips of paper called tanzaku and hanging them on fresh-cut bamboo branches in the hope that your dreams will come true. With the help of volunteer student teachers from Japan, children and parents write their wishes, make paper ornaments and decorate bamboo branches to take home for good luck—all to the gentle music of Tokyo-born guitarist Toshi Onizuka.