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2013 / Japanese community center in Norwalk to hold 50th annual summer festival, July 27, 28

Bon Odori Ondo Dancing Yukata Logo

Southeast Japanese School and Community Center will be holding its 50th annual Cultural Festival and Ondo (Bon Odori) on Saturday, July 27, 2013, 3:00 – 10:00 pm, and Sunday, July 28, 2013, 2:00 – 8:00 pm. There will be food, game and plant booths. Continuous entertainment will be at indoor and outdoor performance areas....
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2013 / Sun Valley Japanese Community Center holds Bon Odori, June 22, 23

Bon Odori Ondo Dancing Yukata Logo

Sun Valley Japanese Community Center Saturday, June 22, 7:00 -10:00 pm Sunday, June 23, 6:30 -9:00pm
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2013 / Ford Theatres to present Japanese folk dance lesson, June 17

20130613 Ondo Christine Inouye

  Ford Theatres will present Japanese folk dance lesson on Monday, June 17 at 7:00 pm at Ford Amphitheatre as a part of Ford J.A.M Sessions. Admission free. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with ondo dancing taught by Christine Inouye and Japanese folk fusion ensemble Minyo Station. Rooted in Japanese folk music, ondo today...
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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 October / Japanese culture events in Southern California

Cultural News 2012 October Issue Nisei Week Queens: Japanese American Women Stories – A whole year of learning to be Japanese America    By Erika Mariko Olsen, 2011 Nisei Week Queen Woodblock prints of “the Tale of Genji” – inspired themes to e exhibited at Scripps College Showcase for celebrating a centennial of Japanese major...
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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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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

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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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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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