Tanabata Festival: Japanese Culture Comes to Boyle Heights

This past Friday, the Boyle Heights Farmers market hosted the Tanabata Festival, or Star Festival, at Mariachi Plaza. The event was organized through a partnership with the Boyle Heights Historical society and the Little Tokyo Historical Society. The event brought together people to learn about Japanese culture through activities like japanese writing, music, and hanging wishes on wishing trees.

Eastside Streetsblog took some photos and put together this video from the event. The Taiko drumming in the background is by Yoki Daiko.