Bon Odori July 15, 16/No AM Sunday Service July 16

finalposter-bonodori2017Celebrate the 85th anniversary of Bon Odori, Seattles annual Japanese cultural festival to honor ancestors and friends who have passed. 

Dates and times are July 15, 4-10 pm and July 16, 3-8 pm.

As always, you can expect to see taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, and history on display. There will be street dancing to traditional Japanese folk tunes, and many food booths.

Service begins at 4:30 both days, with dancing starting at 5.  Taiko drumming featured at 6:30 Saturday and 6 Sunday.

Two Story Zori, with musicians from Guam, Hawaii, Samoa, Philippines, Vietnam and Oklahoma, will perform in the Beer Garden.

Dance practice will run July 5-7 and 10-11 from 7:30 to 9 pm in the temple gym. But you dont have to attend practice to join in the dancing.

Check out our Facebook page for photos from last year’s event.

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