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Bon Odori Festival

July 7 @ 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

JCAM Bon Odori Festival – First time in Winnipeg – Everyone is welcome!

It is an open public event and will have Japanese food booths and performance and more! Simple folk dances from Japan and you can join us if you like it!

Food booth
Soft Drink $1
Ramune (24 bottles only) $3
Kakigoori $3
Takoyaki ($5 for 6 balls) $5
Taiyaki $2
Yakisoba (Pork, cabbage and ginger) $3
Yakitori (Two sticks 4 pieces) $4
Onigiri (75 Shake, 75 Tuna) $2

Beer Garden
Kirin $5
Asahi $5
Sapporo $7

Performance at the event
Shamisen Performance
Aurora Japanese Dancers
Kaede Kids Japanese Dancers
Ai-Doll J-Pop Cosplay Dancers
Hinode Daiko, Japanese Drum Performance

Bon Odori Songs
Tokyo Ondo
Dai Tokyo Ondo
Setagaya Ondo
Heisei Ondo
Tanko Bushi
Yukata Ondo
Kitami Ondo
Goshu Ondo

Shintoism is the foundation of the festival known as Obon in Japan. Today Obon is a mixture of Shinto and Buddhist traditions for remembering and honouring your ancestors.

In the 11th century, the Buddhist monk, Ippen, started a new style of reading Sutra, which is a concise verse or scripture in Buddhist teaching. His new style, Odori Nembutsu, incorporated dancing while saying an invocation to the Buddha. This style quickly became popular because it was an easy and fun way to recite the sutras.

During the Kamakura period, Shintoism and Buddhism came to be considered a united national religion so that Odori Nembutsu was often performed at Shinto Festivals as well as at Buddhist temples during the summer. The Japanese love their festivals and today, every city, town and village hosts its own Bon Odori each summer.

The Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba is bringing the Bon Odori Festival to Winnipeg for the first time on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Please join us for an afternoon of dance, song, food, and camaraderie at the Burton Cummings Community Club, 960 Arlington St, Winnipeg.

Call 204 451-4560 for more information.


July 7
4:00 pm-9:00 pm
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Burton Cummings CC
960 Arlington St
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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