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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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2012 Nisei Week public dance practices to be held, July 30, Aug 02 at 7:00 pm

  Japanese song “Kawachi Otoko Bushi” and Jazz-fusion pieces “One World” has been designated as the official dance pieces of 2012 Nisei Week Japanese Festival. The two pieces choreographed by dance instructors Azuma Sumako II and Azuma Kikusue will be featured at the main street events of the Nisei Week which includes: Grand Parade...
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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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Bon odori – people’s dance – schedule 2011

Bon Odori Nishi Hongwanji

Bon Odori dance in Japan can be traced back to the 15th century. Originally, people danced for a ritual purpose, but eventually the dancing became more of an entertainment. In the past, Bon Odori  became extremely gaudy at times, and it was banned frequently from the15th century until the Meiji era in the 19th...
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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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Obon Festival at Pasadena, July 24 -25

Obon Festival at Pasadena, July 24 -25

July 24-25, 2010 Pasadena Buddhist Temple 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 798-4781 www.PasadenaBuddhistTemple.org Obon honors the memory of relatives and friends who have passed away. Special service will be held for families that have lost a loved one since the last obon on Saturday, July 24th at 3:00. Obon Family Service will...
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Obon Festival at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, July 24-25

Obon Festival at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, July 24-25

OBON is a traditional event to honor and express gratitude to the spirits of our ancestors, those before us who provided us with the gift of life. As a Buddhist Memorial Day, we reflect on our interdependence to our ancestors to rejoice our opportunity to encounter the Buddha’s teachings. The Obon Festival is held...
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Bon Odori: People’s dance to return to Buddhist temples this summer

Bon Odori: People’s dance to return to Buddhist temples this summer

Cultural News, June 2010 Issue Bon Odori Dance is an annual summer fixture in Japan during August. Dance circles are formed spontaneously by ordinary people just for fun. Here in Southern California and Arizona, Bon Odori is known as Buddhist temple events in the months of June and July. But with each passing year,...
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