Sendai Tanabata Museum

Also in the prefecture of Miyagi, is the Sendai Tanabata Museum. To fully appreciate the beauty within this small museum, one must first know about Tanabata - a traditional summertime festival celebrated country-wide.

According to ancient legend, wishes come true during Tanabata, which occurs on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. So people celebrate this day by writing wishes and tying it to a branch of a bamboo tree. The order in which you place the decorations is up to you; you place the wish that is most important to you at the tip of the bamboo stalk, where the leaves are.

The Tanabata Museum houses many of the intricate Tanabata decorations used in the city's main festival over the years and gives visitors the opportunity to partake in a hands-on class where you can make your very own mini lantern for keeps.

I thoroughly enjoyed this tanabata-making experience; it’s probably also one of the best holiday souvenirs I’ve brought home because it has a personal meaning and goes beyond being a pretty trinket.

Sendai Tanabata Museum

Price: 800 Yen (~S$9.85). Reservations required.

Address: 984-0001 Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City, Wakabayashi Ward, Tsurushiromachi 6-65

Opening Hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily

How to get there:

It is about 30 minutes by bus from JR Sendai Station to Sendai Tanabata Museum.

Article by TheSmartLocal.com

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