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Last updated: April 23, 2021
Maebashi gets decorated with colorful streamers
Tanabata is an annual summer festival practiced around Japan that features colorful decorations hung on bamboo in hope of good fortune. Maebashi holds one of the region's largest Tanabata celebrations, in which more than 650 streamers are hung in the downtown area.
Hundreds of stalls line the streets, with many serving local specialties like yakimanju—soft buns coated in a rich, sweet and salty miso sauce, and grilled. Other booths offer games that are popular with children.
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