PHOTOS, VIDEO: What Are Tanabata Days at Tokyo Disney Resort?

Tanabata (Star Festival) Days is a yearly tradition at Tokyo Disney Resort. For 2015, the celebration is held from June 24th to July 7th, 2015. Tanabata Festival is one of the many summer festivals held in Japan.

Tanabata is a Japanese Festival which is typically held on various days in July and August. Also known as the “Star Festival”, Tanabata (七夕, which means “Evening of the Seventh”) celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. Legend says the Milky Way separates the two lovers and are only able to meet on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

One of the shorter celebrations at the Resort (lasting only two weeks) it gives guests limited merchandise, food, and shows to enjoy. One of the highlights is seeing your favourite Disney Characters dressed in traditional Japanese Yukata (summer kimono) during the Tanabata Greeeting at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

Tanabata Days

Guests can also participate in “wishing”, where you write out on a special Mickey Shaped card and hang them up inside the park for them to come true. The wishing locations are in the World Bazaar (Tokyo Disneyland) and the American Waterfront (Tokyo DisneySea).

To top off the celebration guests may purchase a 1 day ticket which includes a special viewing of Tanabata Wishing. Which is a live show in the Broadway Musical Theater in Tokyo DisneySea.

More information on Tanabata (and how to buy tickets) can be found on TDRExplorer.com. Also, be sure to read our Tanabata Mini Trip Report for more photos.

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