Fussa Tanabata Festival

Tanabata Masturi (the Star Festival) in Fussa, a town located in western Tokyo, celebrate the yearly meeting of the star-crossed lovers Princess Orihime and Hikoboshi. The festival hosts a wide range of events centered around Fussa Station such as a Princess Orihime Contest and various parades including a folk dance parade. Over 100 fair stalls by residents stand side by side in the street.

The festival is held early August.

The 2020 event cancelled to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com

Fussa Tanabata Matsuri, Fussa-shi (around Fussa Station, west exit), Tokyo.