Fri, Jul 07|
Let's Go to Tanabata!
Celebrate Japan’s Star festival by attending a Summer matsuri right out of your favorite anime! Dress in traditional attire such as a kimono, yukata, or even opt for a light cosplay (no props), and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of a real nighttime Japanese Summer festival!
Time & Location
Jul 07, 2023, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
About the Event
Celebrate Japan’s Star festival by attending a Summer matsuri right out of your favorite anime!
Dress in traditional attire such as a kimono, yukata, or even opt for a light cosplay (no props), and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of a real nightt ime Japanese Summer festival! Explore the lively corridors adorned with colorful lanterns, bustling with an array of vendors offering delectable food, refreshing shaved ice, and unique merchandise.
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. You can also immerse yourself in the pulsating rhythms of taiko drums and partake in the captivating movements of bon dances, another Japanese Summer tradition!
To cater to the interests of all guests, we have curated a celebration encompassing all things J-pop culture! Experience the thrill of anime culture with dedicated vendors, take kawaii pictures in maid photobooths, buy gachapon, and even learn otaku light stick dances (wotagei)!
Come and embrace the excitement of Japan's Star Festival in our Summer matsuri, where ancient traditions and contemporary interests intertwine, capturing the essence of modern Japan!
Hurry, lets go to Tanabata!
The first 50 guests of each night will get a complimentary limited edition uchiwa and light stick!