The 3rd edition of Tanabata-kai was successful thanks to Flatto 81, Wander Kids, Roppongi, Stichting Yukinohana and specially the help of Soonhwa. We also had fun thanks to 40 young participants, their smiles and curiosity. Thanks also the parents who made effort to put Yukata on your child and come all the way here. I hope everyone had a good time there. This beautiful Japanese culture united us in the Jacaranda Tree, Amsterdam.
第３回七夕会はFlatto 81、ワンダーキッズ、Roppongi、Yukinohana、そして特にスナさんの協力のお陰で成功に終わりました。私たちのほうも４０人の小さな子ども達と彼らの笑顔、好奇心を楽しませてもらいました。そして保護者の方々、子ども達に浴衣を着せて遠方まで来ていただきありがとうございました。皆さんが楽しいひと時をすごして頂けたのなら幸いです。この美しい日本の文化がアムステルダムのJacaranda Treeの空間の中で、皆の心を一つにしたと感じたうれしい日でした。
Here with the pictures below I want to show you around the festival. では写真ギャラリーで七夕会会場をご案内します。
Each family choose one paper bag to carry their craft work around.
We created Milky Way with red cabbage toilet paper streamers!
Ocean waves bottle by KKKK. Kids can choose seashells and pebbles to put in the bottle
Adding a drop of coloring and vegetable oil
Kids shake the bottle to mix the color
Put stickers on the bottle and it’s done!
In the garden is the Yo-Yo fishing. Kids always love this.
Shooting star magic wand by KKKK. Choosing your wand stick here.
Choosing a star wand top
Decorating the wand with Washi tape and strings
Japanese patterned Washi tapes
Tanabata mobile by Flatto81. Stamping with handmade ink.
Making lantern with handmade Origami
Drying finished work
Table by Roppongi. You can enjoy Japanese drinks like Ramune and Calpis.
Also Japanese snacks and Bento boxes and more cool stuff.
Table by Yukinohana. Cute handmade Zakka is displayed
Clothing designed by Mitsuru Nakamura. All profits will be returned to the manufacturers in Iwate Japan.
Coloring table with Japanese heros and characters.
Making the big Milky Way has begun. Kids gule paper triangles.
Kids glue stars on the Milky Way.
The moment that Orihime and Hikoboshi meet
Tanabata story by Wonder Kids starting now
Dutch narration by Nene. Kids can understand why we celebrate Tanabata.
Hope to see you next year!
Special thanks: Emi Tsutsushiro and Takayuki Yoshimatsu for your pictures!