One of the bigger Tanabata Festivals. With the Tanabata Festival they celebrate the reunion of Orihime and her husband on the 7th day of the 7th month . However, it is said that if it rains on Tanabata, they cannot meet and have to wait another year. The streets in Hiratsuka are filled with beautiful, colorful Tanabata decorations. There are also lots of food stalls and some live performances.
In 2015 the event will take place on 3 – 5 July and is a 2 minute walk from the JR Hiratsuka Station (North exit). For more information, check the official website (in English): http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp.e.di.hp.transer.com/tanabata/kaisai.htm