Okinawa City Ichibangai Mall to hold “Star Festival”
Okinawa City Ichibangai Mall Merchant Association (Shoutengai Shinkou Kumiai) is scheduled to hold “Tanabata Matsuri,” known as the “Star Festival” in English, from July 4 through 9th at the mall, during which the arcade will be decorated with colorful streamers and strips of fancy papers.
On Friday, starting at 2 p.m. there will be a prize-giving ceremony for the best Star Festival decoration in the mall. A nursery school song concert takes place at 3 p.m. The even is free and open to all.
“Nagashi somen,” cold noodles eaten from a bamboo gutter that water and noodles stream through is served on Sunday at 1 p.m. Nagashi Somen is especially associated with Tanabata, and promises to be a fun event to children. in which adults shoppers are also welcome to participate.