This “advanced” type of Tanabata Festival is basically held to promote the Asagaya shopping street, and most of the objects exhibited along the 700m-long street are handmade by the shop owners, looking funny, cheap, artistic, surreal and chaotic, taken as 'Kawaii' by visitors. 

Asagaya Tanabata Festival
佐ヶ谷七夕まつり

August 4th(Fri) - 8th(Tue) 2017
Location: Asagaya Shopping Street, Suginami-ku, Tokyo


Youtube by Yujifujinoki http://youtu.be/xssFwbWH-SQ

Getting there
From JR Shinjuku Station, take the JR Chuo-sen train (Kaisoku Express) bound for Takao or Tachikawa, then, get off at Asagaya Station. (Travel time: About 8 min.) A few minutes' walk from JR Asagaya Station (South Exit)

Google Maps - Asagaya Shopping Street