Asagaya Tanabata Festival
For its annual spectacular Tanabata festival, the length of Asagaya’s main shopping arcade is covered with bright colorful streamers and papier-mâché decorations. Local groups and businesses build unique 3D creations promoting their wares or depicting their favorite characters and celebrities from anime characters to sporting heroes. The arcade is open for business as usual during the day but expect matsuri crowds in the evening when plenty of youths in yukata and lively local residents come out to enjoy the celebrations. Typical festival food and drinks are available after the sun goes down.