Bon Odori is a dance festival to honor and to celebrate as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one’s ancestors. Meaning simply Bon dance is an event held during Obon. It is celebrated as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one’s ancestors. It is a celebration and a yearly ceremony of dances and drum performances by the Japanese in Malaysia to remember and to respect their ancestors.

It also states certain rules for people to participate in such as:
-NO HIGH-HEELS in the dancing field
-Strictly NO SMOKING for designated areas
-Wear nothing impolite or offensive and also NO COSPLAYING!

FeeqSays network will organizing the gathering for the blogger on that day.

Meet up detail:

Date: 17th July 2010
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Bon Odori 2010!

NOTE: Please reply in this post for those who interested to join the gathering and have fun!

In Malaysia, Bon Odori Festivals are also celebrated every year in Penang and at the Matsushita Corp Stadium in Shah Alam, Selangor. Held mainly to expose locals to a part of Japanese culture, the festival provides the experience of a variety of Japanese food & drinks, art and dance.

Date: 17th July 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Panasonic Sports Complex (formerly Matsushita Centre), Shah Alam.
Tickets: Free Admission
Organizers: The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur

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 Dance by Guest Performers
20:45 Enjoy the Cultural Dance Part 3
21:15 Closing Address

Due to the limited number of parking bays, participants are strongly recommended to utilize the KTM. FREE Shuttle Bus services will be provided to transport participants from KTM Shah Alam Station (section 19) to Kompleks Sukan Negara and vice versa. This free shuttle service is available from 4PM to 11PM. For inquiries, please call the Japan Club at 603-22742274

The map!