Wednesday: "Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival" at Morikami Museum

Inspired by the PBS documentary "West Encounters East," which traced the cultural traditions of Japanese families living in Brazil, the new summerlong exhibit at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' (4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach) captures in photos how the Western Hemisphere marks Japan's own Tanabata celebration. <br><br> Called "Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival ¿ Views of Tanabata in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Jade Matarazzo," the display embeds itself with the country's discrete Japanese population, who unite every July 7 to parade colorful dresses and celebrate the cosmological reunion of deities Origime and Hikoboshi in the Milky Way. $8-$13. 561-495-0233 or <a href="http://www.morikami.org/"target="_blank">Morikami.org.</a>

( Jade Matarazzo/Courtesy / July 1, 2013 )

Inspired by the PBS documentary "West Encounters East," which traced the cultural traditions of Japanese families living in Brazil, the new summerlong exhibit at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' (4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach) captures in photos how the Western Hemisphere marks Japan's own Tanabata celebration.

Called "Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival ¿ Views of Tanabata in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Jade Matarazzo," the display embeds itself with the country's discrete Japanese population, who unite every July 7 to parade colorful dresses and celebrate the cosmological reunion of deities Origime and Hikoboshi in the Milky Way. $8-$13. 561-495-0233 or Morikami.org.

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