Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Bon Odori 2012 - Penang

What is 'Bon Odori'? Originally a Japanese Buddhist observance honouring the spirits of ancestors, today it has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which Japanese return to ancestral family places, and visit, and clean their ancestors' graves. In comparison to the celebrations in Japan, the festival celebrated in Penang and Selangor is less associated with Buddhism and more with Japanese culture. Held mainly to expose locals to a part of Japanese culture, the festival provides the experience of a variety of Japanese food and drinks, art and dance, with the vast number of Japanese companies in Malaysia taking part to promote their products.


 

 

 

 
And the upcoming Penang YOSAKOI Parade 2013!!! 19th January 2013!!!  

 
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7 comments:

  1. How cool! I'd love to visit Malaysia :)

    Blogging around-Zefaniya

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  3. One of the things I love best about Japan are their numerous and various festivals! I really hope to visit Japan and experience a festival there someday :)

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  4. Very interesting post! That's why I like doing blogging around swaps: you always discover something different from your own culture. By the way, you will be a lovely mom, don't worry. I wish you good luck <3
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  5. oh wow, that looks like so much fun!!

    xo, katie
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  6. Great pics. Looks like fun. :) Love Comment Blog ♥ (7) sammylouise40

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