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2015年7月21日 (火)

2015 Philippine-Japan Friendship/TANABATA FESTIVAL in Baguio

Philippine-Japan Friendship month/Tanabata Festival 2015 was kicked off by Tanabata Decoration Workshop on July 19, 2015.

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Abong (Filipino-Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon) held the Tanabata Decoration Workshop together with  Japanese Association in Northern Luzon and Japanese volunteers.

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about 170 Abong students(high school & college) participated and worked together with the staff and 8 volunteers.

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Baguio Tanabata Festival is trying to copy Sendai city style Tanabata festival that is the biggest and gorgeous Tanabata festival in Japan.

Sendai city is the center of Tohoku (North East) region of Japan and the city is called as "Capital of Forest" ,  just like the center of Northern Luzon and "City of Pines" of Baguio city.

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Sendai style Tanabata decoration has  Seven Ornaments, such as,

Fukinagashi Streamers,  Kinchaku Pouch, Tanzaku paper strip, Kamigoromo Japanese Kimono, Toami Fishing Net,  Kuzukago Trash Net, Orizuru Paper Crane.

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for the meaning of these ornaments, please visit the below web site of Sendai city:

https://gicz.jp/open/tnen02/print.html

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these are Fukinagashi Streamers ...wishing for weaving skill improvements.

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everyone wrote his/her Wishes and pray to the stars..

very fortunately  ,  it was a very nice weather on July 19,  after the strong and continuous rain for the past three weeks.

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the workshop was done from 9am to 2pm to decorate the bamboos.

Tanabata is called "Star festival"  or  "Bamboo festival" and it is held either on July 7  or August 7 depending on the regions in Japan.

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everyone was smiling after completing very beautiful decorations.

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Congratulations for the very successful workshop !

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Thanks a lot  for participants and very enjoyable time.

Now,  the next Big event is COSPLAY  TANABATA FESTIVAL 4 to be held on July 26 at Baguio City National High School.

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See you there,  everyone !!

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Baguio Midland Courier issued on July 19....

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for more details, pls visit the below :

http://janl.exblog.jp/i0

http://janl.exblog.jp/21332028/

thank you.....

 

 

 

 

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