Bon Odori festival in Japan

By Thursday, September 03, 2015 ,

Assalammualaikum wbt

Today, I am going to tell you about one of the significant festival during summer season in Japan. Bon Odori (η›†θΈŠγ‚Š), meaning simply Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region   

Usually, the bon dance involves people dancing around a yagura, a high wooden scaffold.

At the end of Obon,  floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world.This kind of festival will take place during summer season. From early July to end of August.  This time, we're fortunate to observe the festival. The best part is, they make it at our playground just in front of our house. We can just peep through out our window to watch the odori. How near it was!!! :)

They held in two consecutive days from Saturday to Sunday ( Doyobi kara Nichiyoubi made desu). It was from 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Do you know what is the best part I adore and like much about nihonjin? (Japanese).

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They finished at 9:30pm and no more music sounds or noise after that.. They respect the people who wants to go to the bed. Cleanliness after the event?. Tip top!!! 

At the playground area. My kids favorite place.
Those dancers is wearing a traditional wear called yukata. It is similar as kimono but yukata material is more suitable and comfortable to wear during the summer season
Some dances proceed clockwise, and some dances proceed counter-clockwise around the yagura. Some dances reverse during the dance, though most do not. At times, people face the yagura and move towards and away from it.
 Lanterns also can be found at nearby of our  house . I mean they hang it to the extend outside from this area.
Usually, the bon dance involves people dancing around a yagura, a high wooden scaffold.



You can quench your thirst if you want. They are selling simple food and drinks. Macam biasa, tengok jerla sebab diragui status kehalalan nya. :)

Kids is watching around

When the kids  feel bored already then they can just watch the odori from their room!.




That's all folks. Thank you so much for reading!

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3 comments

  1. wahhh best2...seronok nany...stay kat negara org...byk dpt belajar n tahu budaya mereka..... makan pun mcm2 leh try ..... nanti share lagi tau byk2 citer kat sane....leh kami tumpang merasainyer....

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