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10th Annual Los Angeles Tanabata Festival

  • Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • North Plaza in front of the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012



Opening Ceremony: Friday, August 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Festival: Saturday, August 11, 2018 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Los Angeles Tanabata Festival is a community event that celebrates the Tanabata (Seventh Night of the Seventh Moon) festival that is celebrated all over Japan. The festival is highlighted by the display of huge hand-made Kazari (decorations) at the Geffen Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) plaza in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles, California.

The Festival features Japanese food, Japanese martial arts and performing arts to be introduced and presented to the public. It raises awareness to the public about the Japan summer season festivals and introduces young and old alike to the culture and beauty of Japan. The attendance at the festival benefits the general public of Los Angeles and promotes the diversity and development of Little Tokyo as well as promoting U.S.-Japan cooperation and friendship.

If you want to participate and make a Kazari, download the flyer! 

For additional details, visit Tanabata Festival website

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