Last Thursday I witnessed the launch of Japanese food fair in One Utama. In conjunction of Bon Odori 2015, Cold Storage took initiative to bring Bon Odori experience in One Utama. So, if you love Japanese food as much as I do, do drop by One Utama (today is the last day) to experience yourself Japanese culinary. Well, I would say they have a plenty of snack too.

Located at New Wing Oval concourse at One Utama Shopping Centre, the Japanese food fair is available from from 3rd – 6th September. There have more than 1,000 items of food product that available.

A name synonymous with fresh and fine imported quality food, Cold Storage in partnership with Daisho Food brings the much-celebrated Bon Odori cultural dance and festival, along with a fare of Japanese food and culture into a local mall for the comfortable enjoyment of urbanites. What does the five-day event have in store for Japanese culture fans and shoppers of all ages? Come find out!

Japanese dance. Basically this fair is really suitable for families or if you have nothing to do over the weekend. You can experience a a lot of activities such as dancing, singing and costume dressing. Not to mention they have a lot of Japanese games too. Make sure you give yourself a try of Japanese food.

What is Bon Odori?

Obon (お盆?) or just Bon (盆?) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon-Odori.

Angus Gore-Andrews, General Manager of Cold Storage Supermarkets shared: “ Each community celebrates their own festivals that come with special food and cultural practices. This year Cold Storage held the Obon or Bon festival to celebrate it together”. 

There are plenty of food for you to try.