Tanabata, traces its origins to a legend about the Cowherd Star (Altair) and the Weaver Star (Vega), lovers separated by the Milky Way, that are allowed to meet just once a year – on the seventh day of the seventh month. In Japan, children and adults write wishes on narrow strips of colored paper known as tanzaku, and hang them along with other paper ornaments, on bamboo branches placed in the backyards or entrances of their homes. Mirroring that tradition, visitors can write their own special wishes for the future and place them on the Tanabata bamboo in the museum lobby.
DATES: Thursday, June 30—Thursday, July 7, 2016
TIME: All Day (10:00am—5:00pm)
LOCATION: Museum Lobby
• Family Fun days are FREE with paid museum admission.
• Pre-registration is not required.