Anjo-City Anjo Tanabata Star Festival
(Anjo Tanabata Matsuri)
Date : 08/04/2023, 08/05/2023, 08/06/2023
"The most wishes in Japan"
The Anjo Tanabata Star Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.
Anjo's Tanabata Star Festival is known for its nearly 2-km-long "Takekazari [Bamboo Decorations] Street", said to be the longest in Japan. The festival takes place in the shopping district around JR Anjo Station on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of August.
In 2023, it will be held on the same scale as before the pandemic, heralding the theme "Let's get together, everyone—It's August!"
Not only Anjo citizens but many tourists from the surrounding area all participate in creating the cool atmosphere of bamboo ornaments decorating the streets. Writing your wish on a vertical slip of paper and adding it to a piece of bamboo is the typical Tanabata Star Festival custom. What's not so typical is the fact that, like with the world record it set in 2013, Anjo takes in incalcuable wishes. See if you can't help create a new world record in 2023!