Every year on July 7th, the Kappabashi-dori in Asakusa Tokyo closes its traffic streets and prepares for a special occasion: The Tanabata (star) festival. The streets of Kappabashi-dori are filled with people and many vendors offering refreshments and traditional festival foods. People line up for shaved ice and crowd around performers. There was a man singing Meiji style songs, accompanied by an accordionist and a cellist; the crowd swayed as he sang. Every store on the street hangs handmade decorations that represent the stars. It is a beautiful and lively scene!
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Hello, My name is Erika and I am a Japanese American currently studying in Long Beach State University. CA. I was born and raised in Kobe Japan untill I was 15 and am fluent in both English and Japanese. I find that Japan has so much to offer and hope to share my experiences with you as I explore and discover new favorite spots! Thank you for reading :)