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Bridging Cultures at the Bon Odori Festival

Immerse yourselves in the Bon Odori festival coming this Saturday, June 23 at Kompleks Sukan Negara Shah Alam. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Japanese festival, a festival started in the late 70’s by the Japanese expatriate community in Malaysia as a way to immerse their children in the Japanese culture while living abroad. What has started from a small an intimate festival has grown to what is today, a promotion of the Japanese culture in our Malaysian society.

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Image courtesy of The Consulate-General of Japan in Penang; Syogakubu ‘s energetic and lively performance of Yosakoi dance at the Penang Bon Odori Festival

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Image courtesy of The Consulate-General of Japan in Penang; Musician from Nagoya playing the Shinobue (flute) at the Penang Bon Odori Festival

As parking lots are limited, it is advisable to take the KTM and a shuttle service is available at the Shah Alam station and will bring you to the venue.

For more information on the festival, please visit The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur’s website.