Monday, July 20, 2009

Bon Odori 2009 Shah Alam

Its held on saturday only and there is two places to go to. One is Shah Alam and the other is Penang.

What is Bon Odori? Is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the departed (deceased) spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist 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. Also called the Feast of Lanterns, it has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance.

Its an awesome event. Crowds begins to fill in around the time of 6.30 pm. Its during the hours where the sun is setting and the blaze are hot. Me and my sis changed into our own yukata.

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People just keep swarming in and I love japanese kids in yukata. Its just so cute.

Of course the crowd is what you need to see...

Its definately a good experience. The dance, the food, and the music. One should really go for the event itself.