The Japanese Star Festival known locally as Tanabata is about to kick off in two Kyoto locations.
From August 2 - 11 there will be artistic illumination representing the Milky Way.
In central Kyoto, between Oike Bridge and Shijo Bridge on the Misosogi River - the narrow canal that abuts the restaurants on Kiyamachi and sits between the pedestrian walkway and the Kamo River - there will be illumination.
In addition there will be lighting in the Horikawa Canal, which is farther west.
The illumination will be lit every night between 7 and 9:30 pm.
For those going on bike, parking is available on Oike.
More Tanabata events can be found here.
Photo©Kyoto Shinbun (2013)
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