Summer is a season for Sendai Tanabata Festival ☆彡
Tanabata is celebrated in many east-asian countries includes China.
It's held in July 7, in many places in Japan
but in Sendai it's held in every August 6 - 8 based on Chinese calendar.
Looking above from the pedestrian deck near Sendai Station.
In Tanabata, we make wishes, write it down on a paper
and put it on the bamboos or decorations like this.
(left: I wish the disaster-affected cities and the people's mental recovery.)
(right: I wish the people in Fukushima can restart their agricultural works.)
This one was set by Vegalta Sendai, the professional football club in Sendai,
and its name "Vegalta" came from Tanabata story,
Orihime(female, star of Vega) and Hikoboshi(male, star of Altair) only can meet once a year, day of Tanabata.
こっちはGINZA TANAKAさん(スポンサー様)前の金の短冊。Vegalta's sponsor GINZA TANAKA(jewelry shop)'s golden wishing paper.
(left: Everyone's happiness)
(front: Vegalta Sendai's victory!!)
ノーモア ヒロシマ、ノーモア ナガサキを祈っての千羽鶴。
Thousands of paper cranes wishing for "No more Hiroshima" and "No more Nagasaki"
August 6, 1945 is when atomic bomb was dropped to Hiroshima City and
August 9, 1945 Nagasaki City.
眼鏡屋さんの吹き流し。Decorations by glasses shop.
Sasa Kamaboko(kind of surimi, Sendai's special products) shops always decorate very beautiful and accurate one.
吹き流しを支える滑車たち。Pulleys for the big decorations.