Anjo Tanabata Matsuri | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Mikawa-Anjo Station 

[Anjo Tanabata Matsuri]

A big summer festival that adds bright color to the whole city

The biggest summer festival in Anjo sees as many as one million visitors. About 1,000 colorfully decorated bamboo trees are put up all around the city. The colorful bamboo decorations fluttering in the wind are a truly wonderful sight, and yet another, dreamy landscape is created when the trees are lit up at night. Many events are also held, such as powerful dance performances and an event in which more than 3,000 "wish balloons" are released into the air. The Tanabata custom of writing wishes on tanzaku (long strips of paper) is said to have started in the Edo period. How about writing a wish on a tanzaku at this festival?
Date August 5th and 7th, 2016
Location All shopping arcades near JR Anjo Station, Anjo-shi, Aichi
Phone +81-566-76-5175 (Anjo Chamber of Commerce & Industry) (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, and alight at "Anjo Station".
URL http://www.anjo-tanabata.jp/

updated on Aug 31, 2016

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