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2013 / Arizona Buddhist Church in Phoenix holds Bon Odori, June 8

Bon Odori Ondo Dancing Yukata Logo

Arizona Buddhist Church Saturday, June 8, 6:45 – 9:00 pm
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2012 / Music Center to host Bon odori as “Dance Downtown” program, Aug 24

2012 Music Center Dance Downtown Bon Odori

Los Angeles County’s Music Center will present the very first Ondo night at a special Dance Downtown at its plaza on Friday, August 24, from 6:30 pm through 10:00 pm. The term “Ondo” known in the Japanese American community in Southern California actually means “Bon Odori” dancing in Japan. Free admission. All are welcome....
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2012 Nisei Week to close with Ondo street dancing, Aug 19, 4:00 pm

2012 Nisei Week Japanese Festival will officially close with Ondo street dancing on Little Tokyo’s First Street on Sunday, Aug 19 from 4:00 pm. The public is encouraged to join in this Japanese street dancing ritual.  
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Bon Odori: A joyful summer gathering for the Japanese American community

Bon Odori Senshin Buddhist Temple 2011 July 02

Cultural News, 2011 July issue By Rev. Masao Kakuryu Kodani, Senshin Buddhist Temple (The following article is an excerpt from Rev. Kodani’s lecture on August 18, 2009 at the Japan Study Club of the Nibei Foundation in West Los Angeles) Today, Bon Odori (Bon dance) along with taiko has become a popular and uniquely...
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Community Event Upadte / Gardena Japanese Cultural Insititute Carnival, June 25, 26

Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2011 Carnival

Family Fun at the 2011 Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Carnival – June 25 & 26, 2011 Saturday, noon to 9:00 pm Sunday, noon to 7:30 pm 1964 West 162nd Street, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 324-6611 info@jci-gardena.org www.jci-gardena.org Food Games Indoor/outdoor Entertainment & Demonstrations Hourly Raffle Drawings Cultural Arts Displays Hands-on Activities Nursery &...
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Lecture Note – Bon Odori and Taiko tradition in the Japanese American community by Rev. Mas Kodani – August 18, 2009

Bon Odori attire: Later in the 1960s, female dancers wore “furisode” (long sleeve for unmarried women) kimono regardless of their age of married status. (Photo courtesy of Senshin Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles) Nibei Foundation – Japan Study Club Lecture Series 11570 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 August 18, 2009 Rev. Masao...
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