Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Tanabata!

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Look at this amazing Tanabata festival I went to in Hiratsuka today! Oh My Goodness it was so beautiful!

I've been in love with Tanabata festival for many years now. Remember this artwork I made that was inspired by this festival? Seeing Tanabata in real life for the first time today has given me so much inspiration for my upcoming show (where I will create another Tanabata-inspired installation) at Sydney's Object Gallery. I'll be hosting a paper craft workshop too so I hope you can come along!

I've also got a little Tanabata tree in my new Tokyo apartment! You could make some decorations for your home too using these cute instructions!

Happy Tanabata Everyone!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

25 comments:

  1. Oh my god how wonderful!!!!!!!! Going to dream in crepe paper tonight :)

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  2. All that hypervivid colour! So beautiful! Thanks for these visual mementos, Ebony. So glad you got to see them in real life, after they were your inspiration for so long.

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  3. Wonderful pictures! Much thanks for your link to make your own Tanabata decoration!

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  4. absolutely stunning pictures. have had to link this blog to my colleagues at work! I work for a Carnival Project and we go to Notting Hill Carnival. These images are so inspiring!
    thanks for sharing!

    www.sleepdreamplay.etsy.com

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  5. It is so colorful! It's amazing that after all these years of reading everything I can get my hands on about Japan, they still manage to surprise me every time. Thanks for the pictures!

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  6. Oh wow, that looks amazing!!

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  7. Seasons are so well marked in Japan! This sure does rings the summer bells!

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  8. Thanks for visiting my little blog. Those illustrations are absolutely kawaii, aren't they?

    Your pictures are bursting with colours! I love matsuris! Wish I were there with you.

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  9. I agree, I never heard of it till now...it's amazing. And your artwork was beautiful!
    thank you for showing this !!

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  10. These pics are the best i've seen all year! Refreshing, colorful, wild and bright.
    thank you, thank you!

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  11. This is SOOO cool! I loveee it!<3 I wish I could be in Japan RIGHT NOW!!! ;D Super super jealous of you!
    Haha, I thought Tanabata was 7/7 though...? or am I totally mistaken...

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  12. fantastic! thanks for showing these. i'd not heard of tanabata!!

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  13. sooo pretty!!!! I wish I could go see Tanabata too. I am writing apost about Tanabata on my blog... is it ok if I link to this post?

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  14. ooohhh MY GOD! it's so pretty <3 <3
    amazing!
    can I trying this at home?

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  15. Loved this post. All that fluttering paper make me think of ship's sails.

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