Travelogue

Bon Odori Festival 2013

Today is the 37th year that the largest Bon Odori Festival is held outside of Japan.

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Bon Odori is celebrated at Shah Alam (Selangor), Penang, and Johor Bahru (Johor).

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There will be fireworks display tonight to mark the 50th years establishment of the Japan Club Kuala Lumpur (JCKL).

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We reached the Panasonic Stadium at Shah Alam after 6pm. The sun was setting.

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Still in time for a quick bite at the food stalls and listening to the opening speech (presented in Bahasa Malaysia and English, bilingual).

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The dances were similar to last years rituals, with a center stage and public participants joining in large circles.

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It was good family picnic outing and evening exercise for many participants.

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High heels are not allowed on the lawn. If you like to dance, remember to wear flat heel footwear.

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This is not a cosplay event, so put your ultraman suit at home and wear yukata instead.

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One response

  1. THOMAS

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    July 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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