Did you know?: Bon Odori, traditional dance at summer festival

Did you know?: Bon Odori, traditional dance at summer festival

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

In midsummer, many step out in yukata, or summer kimono, and gather in parks which are colorfully decorated with lanterns – to eat, drink and perform traditional dances to the beat of Japanese folk music. This type of gathering is called “Bon Odori,” a traditional summer festival that is held throughout Japan.

 

 

 

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