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Storytelling for Tanabata by Michiko Kornhauser

Come listen to longtime friend of the Garden Michiko Kornhauser tell the story of Tanabata. You’ll hear about Hikoboshi, the Cow Herder Star (Altair) and his lover Princess Orihime, the Weaver Star (Vega). The Sky King allows them to meet just once a year on the 7th night of the 7th month.

About Tanabata

This summer festival is one of the five season­al festivals celebrated in Japan since the 8th century. Tanabata was inspired by an ancient Chinese story of star-crossed lovers.

Portland Japanese Garden will also host a Tanabata Festival on Sunday, July 10 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.