Do you know TANABATA Festival?
It is the festival in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture, Japan.
It is the most favorite festival in TOHOKU region (North of Japan).
It has been held from Edo era (around 400 years before).
TANABATA Festival is held 6th – 9th August in every year.
The number of visitor is over two million.
The people who do not live in Sendai city also join it.
People who live in Miyagi prefecture make the TANABATA KAZARI (Decoration) for festival.
They are not only citizens but also companies moreover the number of decoration is over 3000.
The visitors can enjoy the foods stall which provide YAKISOBA, KAKIGOORI, and CHOCOLATE BANANA and so on. (They are the traditional foods which Japanese eat when the festival)
The day before it, they have a fireworks festival.
It is also famous one in Sendai city.
And TANABATA FESTIVAL is held in Paris, France for Sendai city sale.
It seems that not only people live in Sendai but also live foreigners look forward the festival.
So TANABAT Festival is international festival.
When you come to Sendai, please join it!
Picture provided by
Sendai Tanabata Matsuri Kyosankai （仙台七夕まつり協賛会）