Ootoya’s Tanabata Celebration

Today is Tanabata! Dreaming of a trip to Japan to celebrate the annual Japanese summer festival of Tanabata on July 7? Unfortunately, Japan’s borders are still closed for most of us, but the Japanese restaurant Ootoya offers a traditional celebration, but a whole lot closer! Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to Japanese legend, … Continue reading Ootoya’s Tanabata Celebration

Observe Tanabata at Carl Schurz Park

5th Annual Tanabata Festival Saturday, July 10 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Carl Schurz Park Esplanade – East River Promenade (enter from East End Avenue at E. 86th Street) Admission: Free The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York once again will partner with Japanese and Japanese American groups to hold the fifth annual stargazing Tanabata Festival. AAA members with telescopes will show guests the … Continue reading Observe Tanabata at Carl Schurz Park
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Amateur Astronomers Association and Japanese American Association’s Tanabata Festival

Amateur Astronomers Association and Japanese American Association’s Tanabata Festival Saturday, July 13 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Riverside Park – 116th Street Overlook Admission: Free The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will partner with Japanese and Japanese American groups to hold the fourth annual stargazing Tanabata Festival. AAA members with telescopes will show guests the night sky and tell the folk tale of … Continue reading Amateur Astronomers Association and Japanese American Association’s Tanabata Festival
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Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City

In the legend of Tanabata, Princess Orihime weaved night and day, so much so that her father, the emperor of the galaxy, arranged for his workaholic daughter to meet a handsome cowherd named Hikoboshi. It was love at first sight, and the couple married immediately. Busy being a devoted wife, Princess Orihime neglected her weaving to the point that the emperor separated the young lovers, … Continue reading Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City