Tanabata-kai “Star Festival” 2014


It’s fully booked!!! Sorry!!!

Kyoko Kinder Kunst Klas presents

Tanabata-kai “Star festival”

PDF version here

Date: 29th June 2014

Time: 14.30 – 16.30

Place: Jacaranda Tree Montessori

For children ages 2+ accompanied by adults

€15 per child  *Second child under 2 is free

Tanabata, “Star Festival” is coming again.

The 3rd edition of Tanabata “Star Festival” will be even more creative and fun than last year! In addition to our usual collaborations with Flatto81 and Roppongi, Wonder Kids will also be present this year. Come and join our creative Japanese festival in Amsterdam!


This year we’re preparing

*Ocean waves bottle

*Shooting star magic wand

*Tanabata Origami mobile

*Big Milky Way making

*Water balloon fishing

*Short play of Tanabata story (in Japanese and Dutch)

*Japanese snacks, gifts and cool stuff stand (cash only)


You will go home with your own Tanabata mobile, ocean waves bottle, magic wand and water balloon!

Don’t forget to wear your Yukata or costumes if you have them.


To join Tanabata-kai, please fill in and submit your info on this page.

Save your entry number and pay CASH on the day at the entrance. Space is limited so first come, first serve.


Kyoko Kinder Kunst Klas   Kyoko runs workshops for children and parents in Amsterdam. Her workshop themes are a unique mix of new and traditional Japanese culture.


Flatto81   Flatto81 is a sustainable design project with an aim to experiment and share others simple alternatives through design focusing on material, form, and color.


Wonder Kids   Wonder Kids, in Amstelveen, was recently founded to support children with reading and writing Japanese in the Netherlands.


Roppongi   A shop for cool Japanese gifts and other items in the center of Amsterdam.

*Please note that Kyoko Inatome and Jacaranda Tree Montessori cannot be held responsible for accidents or injury during and after the festival.

Tanabata story

July 7th is Tanabata. According to the Chinese legend the two stars, Altair and Vega, were separated by the milky way but once a year they would reunite on July 7th.Festivals are held in many places in Japan in July and August to celebrate the annual meeting of the two stars.

People typically write their wishes on small strips of paper and hang them from bamboo branches.




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