Bon Odori 2008

In Malaysia, Bon Odori Festival is celebrated every year. This celebration is the brain child of the Japanese Expatriate & Immigrant's Society in Malaysia. In comparison to the celebrations in Japan, the festival 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 & drinks, art and dance.

Do you know about what is Bon Odori? Bon Odori , meaning simply Bon dance and is an event held during Obon. It is celebrated as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel toward one’s ancestors. The event was located at Matsushita Corp Stadium in Shah Alam on 12th of July, Saturday.

My colleagues and I joined the students KDU who hosted the 'Anime' club in KDU because they prepared a bus for is very easy, so I no need to drive so far.. :P My youngest sister really be interested in Japanese culture. She followed me go to the Bon Odori Festival 2008. She was really naughty.. -_-

When we arrived at the stadium 'Matsushita', we saw lot of people wear yutaka and kimono! :O There are the shops which sell lots of Japanese foods, such as Takoyaki, Sushi, Dorayaki (I bet Doraemon will love this), Sushi King and lots more. The great about this event is that not only the Japanese will be there, but even people from various races will come too. Malay, Chinese, and Indian will also gathered here to celebrate this event. I saw Malay and Chinese students really love to wear kimono and yutaka! :) But, they also like to wear their favourite costume 'Anime', like Kekkeshi, Peacemaker, Samurai X, Inuyasha and many! :O

I We enjoyed to take more photos before we started to eat the japanese foods. We brought lot of Japanese foods! XD They sell the foods & drinks with price from RM 1- RM 6, so it is fine. ;) We took a picnic then watched Bon Odori Dance.. See more photos;

And we saw a cute girl who wear kimono. Many photographers took a photo of her! She was really popular...Haha!

My youngest sister and I just took a walk after we eat Japanese foods.. All visitors also can welcomed to join Bon Odori dance..:D We learned to dance~dance..Haha..Its fun. After this, I took the photos about Japanese shops.. ;)

You better to eat the fish-shaped red bean + ice-cream called "Wafer Fish" because it is very delicious! I not sure what it called..My best friend told me that it is "Wafer Fish"..Haha I don't know one because I don't read Japanese language.. :P

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Anonymous said…
i'm also at the same bon odori last 2 weeks... :)
Selina Wing said…
wow! We eat lot of japanese foods..right? :P This is my first time go to Bon Odori Festival.. :D