Recommended Reservation Available  

【Tanabata Project! *5 Days Only*】Make a Tanabata Paper Lampshade!

Make your own lampshade out of paper used for Tanabata decorations inside Sendai's Tanabata Museum!

 Operation Period

July 23 (Thu) ~ July 27 (Mon)

 Time Required

1 hour

 Number of Participants



0 JPY– (tax included)

*Please make a reservation by July 20th*

How are you doing around these rainy days? On top of the rainy weather, this year's famous Tanabata Festival is cancelled.
To help reenergize everyone's spirits, this year Kanezaki Sasakama-kan has launched the "Tanabata Project."

For this session you can experience making a lampshade from paper usually used for Sendai Tanabata decorations. Come experience traditional Japanese culture and learn the history of the Tanabata Festival. The experience is held inside the Tanabata Museum, under last year's gold prize-winning Tanabata decorations!

*This program is ONLY open to foreign residents living in Miyagi.
*The program is held 15:00-16:00 from July 23 (Thu)- July 27 (Mon).
*Limit one group of 2-4 people allowed per day (first-come, first-served).
*The event is free, however, participants are requested to share their experiences on thier own social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
*Completed lampshades are to be displayed inside the museum, however, if you want to bring one home as a souvenir, you can create two (leave one for display and bring one home).

Reservations should be made by sending an Email to organizer Kenji Sasaki: kenji-sasaki* (replace * with @). 
Include your name, number of participants, email address, and desired date. First-come, first served. One group per day.

Sendai's Tanabata Festival is cancelled this year, but you can still experience the magic of Tanabata through this special activity! Make sure to visit the adjacent Sasakama-kan to enjoy sasakamaboko hand-grilled experience for free!

Experience Program Name【Tanabata Project! *5 Days Only*】Make a Tanabata Paper Lampshade!
Activity LocationKanezaki Sasakama-kan amusement facility
Operator NameKanezaki Sasakama-kan
Telephone Number022-238-7170
Time Required1 hour
Operation PeriodJuly 23 (Thu) ~ July 27 (Mon)
Start Time15:00
Minimum number of participants2people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation DeadlineUntil 0:00 of that day
Important notes regarding participationPlease wear a facial mask during this activity to help us prevent the spread of the corona virus.
Free Promotional Event, reservation required0 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceParticipation fee, materials fee.
What is not included in the priceTransportation costs to/from the meeting location.
Method of PaymentFree.
Meeting Spot6-65 Tsurushiromachi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 984-0001
Held inside the Tanabata Museum
Meeting TimePlease arrive 10 minutes before the start of the activity.
Access【By Car】
About 5 minute drive from Sendai-Tōbu Road, Sendai East IC.
OR 20-30 minute drive from JR Sendai Station.

【By Public Transportation】
Take the Tozai subway line to “Arai Station.” From there you can walk 25 minutes, or use a bus.

Board the bus bound for "Wakabayashi Gymnasium / Tobu Industrial Area" at bus stop No. 16 at the Arai Station bus pool. Alternatively, board the bus bound for "Okada/Arahama" at bus stop No. 18. In either case, depart at “Oroshi-machi Higashi 5 Chome Kita” bus stop
Free parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms. At the adjacent Sasakama-kan building there is a restaurant, shopping, sake bar, experience classroom and art museum.
Barrier-free AccessYes
2 wheelchairs.
About Guides and ToursA staff member will guide you through the activity.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese