2020 Tanabata—A Virtual Experience

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 Join us July 7 for a virtual, full-day Tanabata festival. Based on the legend of star-crossed lovers who are only allowed to reunite one night each year, the virtual celebration showcases videos, origami, live streams, crafts, and wish-tying.

Tanabata is a Japanese festival that celebrates Beginning with a Facebook Live tour at 11am of Shofuso decorated with our own Fukinagashi—long, flowing Japanese-paper decoration—the day includes several activities such as a step-by-step video origami lesson of three shapes (Crane, Kimono, and Kinchaku) as well as activities about the history of Tanabata (七夕).

Tanabata is a Japanese festival that celebrates Throughout the day, we invite you to write a wish onto a strip of paper called Tanzaku and tie it to a tree branch. We’ll include a Tanzaku cutout activity as part of the day’s celebration and hope you share your wish by tagging us on social media (@Shofuso) to create a virtual tree of wishes—or hang it on-site at Shofuso when you visit later in the week. 

Tanabata is a Japanese festival that celebrates The event will be pay-what-you-wish with a suggested price of $15.

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