Star Festival Festival began based on legend of Chinese Altair woman weaver and was informed by Japan as the Star Festival. It was inherited during life of the capital led by beginning Imperial Court noble, and it was manners and customs to pray for progress of calligraphy and the accomplishment of love. We took this up in annual function, and the Edo Shogunate became manners and customs of samurai family and came to gradually spread to general public and continued up to the present day as Star Festival Festival with characteristic by each area.
Star Festival Festival of hiratsuka was begun as after the war commercial promotion plan, and there is characteristic in magnificence of Star Festival decoration which asks Japan's most, and is broken supported by active commerce. In "Shonan star mall which is approximately 500 particularly main meeting place in center of commerce," gorgeous decorations fill up street. There is large decoration more than 10m, and took in fashion such as athlete or popular animal, character playing an active part, decorating is big characteristic among them. Various entertainments are developed, and parades develop as summer feature on behalf of Japan commencing with contest of Star Festival decoration during period. Furthermore, Shonan hiratsuka Vega chosen in selection heaps up festival by various events such as parade or visit out of city still more during Star Festival Festival period.
The 66th Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival
From Friday, July 8, 2016 (Heisei 28) to Sunday, July 10
Whole city around JR Hiratsuka Station north exit mall
Closing a shop of lights out and stall of Star Festival decoration 9:00 p.m. (on the last day until 8:00 p.m.)
Free of charge
JR Hiratsuka Station north exit drop off walk two minutes
<Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway ⇒ new Shonan bypass>
|Parking lot||We are going to establish free parking lot in Sagami River riverbed (the hiratsuka bicycle race track east side)
We operate shuttle bus to the Hiratsuka Station south exit (adult one way 100 yen, child 50 yen)
Please use public transport as much as possible.
|Reference|| Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival executive committee
(the secretariat: Hiratsuka-shi government office commerce Tourism Division)
Telephone 0463-35-8107 Fax 0463-35-8125
Inquiry to this
The 66th Shonan hiratsuka Star Festival Festival official homepage (external link)
〒It is Government building Building No. 2 the first floor for 254-8686 2-14, Toyoharacho, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Toyohara
Main phone number: 0463-23-1111 direct telephone call number: 0463-35-8107
Fax number: 0463-35-8125