Hiratsuka TANABATA Star Festival July.7

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2019-07-07 @ 10:30 – 13:30
Hiratsuka station(JT11)
North Exit of JR Hiratsuka Station
KSGG Hiratsuka star festival team

Main attractions during the tour:
* We will guide you on Shonan Star Mall Street, where you can see a lot of giant bamboo decorations like a picture on the
right. This street extends about 400 meters, which has a lot of shops and stalls on both sides.
You can visit shops during the tour if you wish.
* You can enjoy major festival attractions below at Mitsukedai Hiroba (MH),
the Tanabata Stage (TS) and Beniyacho Machikado Hiroba (BMH).
e.g. 1. Traditional performances by Hiratsuka’s friendship cities, Hanamaki,
Iwate, Takayama, Gifu and Izu, Shizuoka [at TS, from 10:00 am to 12 noon] 2. Starlight Dancing by many local young girls [at TS, from 12:15 to1:00 pm] 3. Huge Dinosaur Robot exhibition [at MH, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm] 4. Tanabata wedding ceremony [at BMH, 10:40 am-] * Lunch: You can take lunch at a restaurant/diner or buy a lunch box at a shop/stall on the street or at Mitsukedai Hiroba.
A Halāl restaurant is available near the station, so feel free to ask your guide. He/she will guide you to the restaurant.

Special Hands-on Workshop at the International Exchange Salon (IES)
[from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm] Visit IES at Hachimanyama no Yokan.
This building was designed by a British architect and built by Japanese
carpenters in 1908.
This is only one old European style building remaining in the city.
You can enjoy Japanese culture like calligraphy (shuji)–making your own greeting
card with a fudepen–,paper folding (origami), and others.
You can take your artwork to your home.