Learn all about the Tanabata Star Festival

Event | July 30, 2013

Finished Jul 30 2013

Come to this, the second of two events at the OIA and learn more about this fascinating festival.  (Please note you do not need to have attended the first event to attend the second.)

Event 2 – Learn all about the festival and make a wish!
Date Tuesday 30th July
Time 11:30~13:30
Venue OIA 1F Lobby

Tanabata means ‘evening of the seventh’ and is a Japanese star festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but in Hokkaido it is usually celebrated on the 7th of July or 7th of August.