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Let's Go to Tanabata!


July 7th & 8th, 2023

Let's Go to Tanabata!


July 7th & 8th 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(last admission at 8:30 pm)

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, and delve into the vibrant atmosphere of a real nighttime 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.  

The first 50 guests each night will get a complimentary special edition uchiwa and light stick!​

General $15 /  $17 at Gate

Youth 6-17: $13 / $15 at Gate

Member $10 / $12 at Gate

What to Expect


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 Obon dances, another Japanese Summer tradition. Join us in learning this exciting dance as we all dance around the taiko!


To cater to the interests of all enthusiasts, we have curated a celebration encompassing all things J-pop culture!  Experience the thrill of anime culture with dedicated vendors selling homemade wares and officially licensed merch alike!

You can even take kawaii pictures in maid cafe photobooths with Sumuji Cafe, buy gachapon (capsule toys) from Gachax2,  and even learn otaku light stick dances (wotagei).  There is something new for everyone to experience from longtime anime fans, to newcomers!


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! 

Event Schedule
 Enjoy demonstrations throughout the day! All are included with admission.


Coming Soon!



Friday, July 7th

Coming Soon!

Saturday, July 8th

Coming Soon!


Samurai Comics

Get your fill of comics and anime merch from this local Phoenix staple! 

Rohoen Market 

Pop-up Rohoen Market with Japanese gifts, snacks, drinks and more! 

Food Vendors

And many more coming soon!

We hope to see you at our next exciting event, July 7th & 8th, 2023!
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