A main street called "Ichiban-cho" and around Sendai station are decorated with approximately 3000 colorful streamers, which attract more than 2 million visitors every year.
The streamers, full-heartedly created by a wide range of companies and communities, will overwhelm you by the hugeness when you see from the bottom. You will never get tired of looking at them as each of them has the unique characters. There also are many stores there, so you will enjoy not only the festival, but the town just like walking on a unreal space.
Sendai Tanabata Festival is held for 3 days : on 6, 7 and 8 August.
Besides, the eve of the festival is held on August 5.
Sendai-city set the mood on the day for the upcoming Tanabata Festival by the following these events.
In daytime : Sendai Suzume Dancing and Sendai Tanabata Dancing
In late evening : a ceremony for the light-up and the countdown live show
At night : 15000 fireworks show
"Sendai Tanabata Festival" is an event at which you can enjoy the long-history atmosphere with your eyes, ears, and skins, regardless of age or sex. Why don't you go and see one of the "3 Major Festivals in Tohoku" for yourself ?
Image Provided by Sendai Tanabata Festival Support Association