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The Japanese Friendship Garden

Let’s Go to Tanabata! 七夕祭に行こう!

Celebrate Japan’s Star festival by attending a Summer matsuri right out of your favorite anime! Join us in all sorts of fun activities while being in the Japanese Friendship Garden in downtown Phoenix!

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Let’s Go to Tanabata! 七夕祭に行こう!
Let’s Go to Tanabata! 七夕祭に行こう!

Time & Location

Jul 08, 2023, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Japanese Friendship Garden , 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

About the event

Our festival will specifically celebrate Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, a cherished tradition in Japan for centuries. Typically observed on July 7th, this special day allows the two lovers from the renowned Tanabata myth to reunite by crossing the Milky Way.

To honor this occasion, people write their wishes on small pieces of paper called tanzaku, which are then hung on bamboo branches in hopes that their desires will be granted. Join us in partaking in this activity, and make your wish come true.

Explore the lively corridors adorned with colorful lanterns, bustling with an array of vendors offering delectable food, refreshing shaved ice, and unique merchandise.

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