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Bon Odori 2015

[By Priscilla Bulan Josehua] Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese celebration that honours the dead. The festival is not only celebrated in Japan but also worldwide, including here in Malaysia. It has been held in Penang, Shah Alam and Kota Kinabalu. Bon Odori is basically the Japanese counterpart of the Ghost Festival and the Day […]

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Summer in Style – 38th Bon Odori, 2014

[By Candice Chan] There are all sorts of traditional dances in Japan, but one of the most famous of these is the ‘Bon Dance’, an integral part of a festival called ‘Bon Odori’. People perform the ‘Bon Dance’ during this festival in honour of their deceased ancestors, in a manner similar to the Chinese celebrating […]