Ever known what a Bon Odori festival is? Bon odori is actually a Japanese dance festival which is usually celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. In Malaysia, bon odori is held annually in Penang & Shah Alam, Selangor.
Recently, on 5th September 2015, the 39th Bon Odori Festival was held as usual at the Panasonic Sports Complex in Shah Alam. Andddd.... even though I live in Shah Alam, this was the first time I had the opportunity to go to the event! (╯✧∇✧)╯
People attending bon usually wear yukata (casual kimono) and geta. I bought my very first own yukata from a yukata shop in Damansara Damai. They also have a Facebook page, Cosplay and Yukata Shop.
The yukata shop in Damansara Damai
All the yukatas on the shelves
The pink yukata that I bought for RM85
Obi, bow brooch and kinchaku bag
Me in a yukata
I went there with a friend of mine, who is also a Japan culture fan like myself, hihi.. Although it rained a bit for some time, the event still attracted hordes of people. Here are some pics taken at bon odori:
People performing several dance routines on the stage
(btw, the ones wearing the blue yukata & yellow yukata (with pink hijab) are the owners of the yukata shop I mentioned earlier)
The Kintako girl making takoyaki
Me trying to sit down by adjusting my yukata
Yummy takoyaki!!! (ﾉ^∇^)ﾉﾟ
Did you attend Bon Odori 2015? :3
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