“Tanabata” is known as the “Star Festival” in Japan. Celebrated during the 7th month (and often coinciding with Obon), people are encouraged to write their wishes on slips of paper, and hang them on bamboo Tanabata trees.
In celebration of the Jtown ArtWalk, we invite everyone to stop by Roy’s Station, where wishes can be written on slips of paper, and hung on a Tanabata Tree. Origami paper will also be available to fold paper cranes for wishes of peace, which can also be added to the tree.
During the month of July, the Silicon Valley JACL generously sets out Tanabata Trees throughout Japantown – at Roy’s Station, Santo Market, Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, Akiyama Wellness Center, and Wesley United Methodist Church.
With best wishes for a successful ArtWalk,
-the Rast family at Roy’s Station
(Roy’s will not be able to extend our operating hours for the ArtWalk, and will close at our usual time, 8pm. Thanks).