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Tanabata Festival


Join us July 19th as wecelebrate Tanabata, a Japanese Star Festival. This festival celebrates theonce-a-year meeting of star lovers, the Ox Herder and the Weaver Princess, whoare separated by the Milky Way during the other 364 days of the year.

To help us celebrate, members of the JapanSociety of Detroit Women's Club will present the Tanabata story using Kamishibai, a Japanese form ofstorytelling. We will also participate in the Tanabata custom of writing wisheson long strips of colorful paper and then tying them to tree branches in thehopes that they will come true. In addition children will have the opportunityto try on Yukatas or summer kimonos.

This event will take place Saturday July 19th at 11:00 am.

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