One of the three largest festivals in Tohoku, Japan, the Sendai Tanabata Festival is bringing a lot of stylish cats again. The day of Tanabata is to celebrate two lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars of Vega and Altair), whom got separated by the Milky Way, and were only allowed to meet once a year on the 7th of July. The festival is popular because of its gorgeous decorations, vibrant atmosphere, and is especially popular for couples to join for a day to confess your hidden love to your dearest.

The artist behind this lovely cute festival is Chinatsu Okada, a designer who mainly focuses on making cat related goods. Her concept is to create a world without humans, but only living cats.

Before the festival begins, the cat themed fund raising project nearly doubled the 220,00 yen funding goal with 30 days still remaining. The majority of the fund will go toward making large 4 meter long fukinagashi streamer decorations, a symbol of the Sendai Tanabata Festival.

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Contribution of 1,500 yen will reward with this cat badge,

and ten postcards.

With 2,500 yen, you get an extra Mug, and many Japanese style cat illustrations.

3,500 yen, you get all above, plus a cute tote bag.

Through the success of the campaign, which is hosted on the Japanese site Makuake, visitors will now be able to walk through a wall of long blowy huge cat heads. The Sendai Tanabata Festival is celebrated from August 6th to 8th.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.