Photo Diary: Hiratsuka Tananbata summer festival Vblog


Last weekend on 7/7 I had the chance to go to Hiratsuka to one of Japan's top Tanabata Festival! Since this was one of the first of the summer festivals in Japan it was super busy and crowed D; I was super tired when I got home.. lol Sorry about the dark video and photos it was cloudy and raining that day. ^^;;

What is Tanabata?
Tanabata (七夕?, meaning "Evening of the seventh") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.[1] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month 

Made a Vlog of this event :)

All the wishes written on a paper

plastic masks with all the popular characters
tanabata decorations hanged everywhere that lights up at night
character yo-yo ballons
kasutera which is a sponge cake in a hello kitty and doraemon shape so cute

cute yukata girls everywhere but too bad it was raining D;

If you come to Japan during summer till end of Sept you can experience festivals like this in all over Japan, one of my favorite events in Japan!

well thanks for stopping by!



  1. so colorful and lovely!! And that Hello Kitty sponge cakeeeyy >< !!


  2. Omg I've always wanted to go to one! I see My Melody~~ and takoyaki!! One day! I love this post!

  3. Pretty pictures! I think the story behind this festival is so lovely.

  4. marshakartaswardharmaJuly 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    hai eki :D what camera did you use ? I love the quality ^^

     BlushOff [Beauty Blog]

  5. ahh i want to go to Japan one day! spend like a whole summer there just to embark on some adventures ahahah! 
    i want those hello kitty cakes!!! nom! :3
    Krissy xoxo www.stylesansan.blogspot.com

  6. The wish papers looks so beautiful!

  7. I wish I could've seen a photo of you or your outfit that day. Aw, if you owned a yukata, erika! that would be so cute.

  8. oh my.. i really want to go there :D !!

  9. wow, that looks so fun!! do you know @diden on instagram? I think she went to the same festival as you

  10. Those girls are wearing beautiful yukata! And I so want Hello Kitty shapted sponge cake - how cute!

  11. Oh you were at Hiratsuka Tanabata as well? I was happy it rained because it was just soooo hot until 4 PM, I kinda died in my yukata! I was happy to have a Tanabata Matsuri in my neighborhood, I am glad you were able to come as well! :)

  12. WOwww.. that guy really is like a ninja making those treats!

  13. looks like fun! N I really want the doraemon n hello kitty sponge cake! they’re my fav cats hahahha

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo

  14. So cute! Thanks for sharing :D

  15. Ooooh... Hello Kitty every where! This festivals really looks like fun, although it was very crowded!

  16. This is the kind of thing I would love to experience myself <3


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