36th Bon Odori Festival 2012, Malaysia on this coming Saturday

Checked with Bon Odori community, 36th Bon Odori Festival 2012, Malaysia will be held at Shah Alam together, the organizer Selangor State Office, Ministry of Tourism and The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur will run this festival on 14-July-2012 (Saturday) at Shah Alam Matsushita Stadium.

There are several traditional dances in Japan, but the one of the most famous and common dance is Bon dance, which is called “Bon Odori” in Japanese. People dance Bon Dance in the Bon Festival. The Bon Festival is held every summer, in every district in every city.

Bon means welcoming ancestors’ souls and holding a memorial service for the souls. There is a Bon week in August every year, and Bon continues for about a week. During Bon, sometimes all relatives of family gather and hold a memorial service for their ancestors, and enjoy being in a reminiscent mood. This traditional comes from Buddhism in China.

The Bon Festival is held during in Bon week, and people gathers at the near open-space or the parks, and dance with traditional Japanese music. The music should be happy music to welcome the ancestor’s souls, and people have a duty to make a happy, mysterious, and welcoming mood. Moreover, the Bon Dance should be held in the night because Japanese people believe that ancestors’ souls come back in the night.

The technology in Japan has developed in a hundred years, but Japanese people have never forgotten the traditional heart, and taking place Bon Festival and Bon Dance every
summer. Japanese people will continue to venerate this traditional, and to respect the soul of their.

Free Shuttle Bus will be provided between Shah Alam KTM Station
and the stadium from 4pm to 11pm.

For any enquiries, please call Japan Club at 03-22742274.

Gates Open :5pm
Kick Off : 7pm

17:00 Gates Open
19:00 Opening – Drum Performance
19:15 Enjoy the Cultural Dance Part 1
19:45 Dance by Guest Performers
20:00 Enjoy the Cultural Dance Part 2
20:30 Guest Drum Performance
20:45 Enjoy the Cultural Dance Part 3
21:15 Closing Address