Fussa Tanabata Festival


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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.

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

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