Art & Design

Tanabata: Celebrate the Japanese Star Festival at Kew Gardens

5 & 6 August 2015, London

Standard Kew admission fee (£1 discount when booking online)

No booking required – just turn up on the day!

Tanabata is the Japanese festival that celebrates the coming together of two stars, Orihime and Hikoboshi, who can only meet once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th month. This year, join us at Kew Gardens to enjoy workshops, activities and performances marking this ancient summer festival.

Try your hand at Japanese calligraphy and origami, follow the Tanabata Treasure Trail, learn about the Tanabata story through performances by Haruka Kuroda of A Thousand Cranes Children’s Theatre Company, and tour Kew’s famous bamboo collection with experts Ray Townsend and Maria Vorntsova.

6 & 6 August 2015 10:30 - 4:00
Bamboo Garden and Minka House, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, ?Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB

Japanese Society, Japanese Embassy, Royal Botanical Gardens Kew