The logo of the festival - calligraphed by a very talented 12-year old boy - Takuya Takahashi.
Many more people than expected showed up for this event - caused a traffic jam.
On Sunday, my group had a very good seats - air-conditioned restaurant above the crowd. We felt sorry for the people in the sun-baked roadside.
Dancers leading the parade.
Sendai Tanabata Festival ornaments displayed by the hotel I stayed. A dixieland jazz band was playing.
It was reported that over 360,000 people gathered for this two-day event. Great success!