Learn the History of Tanabata Festival!
Freshly made ♡ Experience making sasa-kamaboko!
"Sasakama-kan Tanabata Museum"
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In Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture, "Sendai Tanabata Festival" will be held every summer.
Bright decorations make the city colorful, and many tourists visit Sendai from not only in Japan, but also from abroad.
Do you know there is a museum where you can enjoy such Sendai Tanabata Festival throughout the year?
This is a hot place to visit where you can also make Miyagi's famous "sasa kamaboko (bamboo leaf shaped fish cake)"!
I went to experience making them, and would like to introduce here!
Sasakama-kan Tanabata Museum
The spot that I would like to introduce is "Sasakama-kan Tanabata Museum".
This is a facility where a kamaboko specialty shop "Kanezaki" introduce local products and culture of Sendai with joy.
This is the first museum which exhibits Tanabata decorations permanently in Japan.
Inside the building, you can see the various periods of Tanabata decorations, not only the current mainstream elegant Tanabata decorations, but also from the administration period and Meiji Taisho Period!
Each tanabata decorations are made by hand, and they are all delicate and beautiful!
There were decoration with traditional Japanese patterns and decorated with paper cranes, and they were cute and colorful♡
Sizes and designs were different according to the periods, and I was able to learn the history of Tanabata Festival in a enjoyable way.
Colorful Tanabata decorations
Designs are different with the periods
All of the details are carefully made♡