TANABATA: Japan’s Star Festival (2016)

Text by Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Sonoko Kawahara

TANABATA: Japan’s Star Festival hosted by Japan Society’s Education and Family Program
at Japan Society Lobby

A child-friendly theatrical performance, directed by Sonoko Kawahara, introduces Japan’s famous Tanabata legend of Hikoboshi and Orihime in an interactive setting filled with song and dance. Following the performance, families make paper ornaments and their own traditional tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing one’s wishes on, to hang on the bamboo branches in our lobby. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.

Production Credits

Text by Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Sonoko Kawahara
Performed by
Asuka Morinaga (MC)
Marina Celander (Tanabata Fairy)
Kiyo Takami (Orihime)
Jamie Parton [Gen Shin] (Hikoboshi)
Jasmine Yanase (Violin)

July 10, 2016