Time to get your yukatas (summer kimono) out because the 41st “Bon Odori” Dance Festival is coming to town this month!

Organised by JCKL (Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur), the Japanese School of Kuala Lumpur, and the Embassy of Japan, the highly anticipated annual event will be held at Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam on 22nd July.

Source: Bon Odori Malaysia’s Facebook page

Bon Odori (which literally means Bon Dance) is a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead during Obon. The annual festival is a Japanese Buddhist observance that honours the spirits of ancestors, who return once an year to visit their families.

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To mark the 60th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia and the Land of the Rising Sun, there will also be a special fireworks display during the one-day-only festival.

Details for  the 41st “Bon Odori” Dance Festival are as follows:

  • Date: 22nd July 2017 (Saturday)
  • Time: 4:30pm
  • Venue: Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam

Note: Admission for the event is free! There will also be a free shuttle bus service from Shah Alam KTM station to the stadium.

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For more info, hit up the event’s Facebook page and JCKL’s website.

Source: The 41st “Bon Odori” Dance Festival’s Facebook page / Featured image: JCKL.

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