The Music of Obon

Obon Classics: Special Lecture and Performance Saturday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. YouTube Live Stream Admission: Free It’s Obon season, the Buddhist custom of welcoming one’s ancestors back home. The Japan Foundation will present a special lecture on some of the traditional Japanese musical instruments used for the Bon Odori, a summertime folk dance festival that is the highlight of Obon. This … Continue reading The Music of Obon

Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY!

Worldwide Bon Odori on Zoom and Instagram Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Via Zoom and Instagram Live Admission: Free The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc. hosts a weekly Bon Odori session on Zoom, and you’re invited! Connect with one another through this Japanese traditional communal event to and create a virtual matsuri online! These sessions are completely free and open … Continue reading Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY!

Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

Virtual Bon Odori on Zoom Thursday, April 30 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Via Zoom Admission: Free The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc. hosts a weekly Bon Odori session on Zoom, and you’re invited! Connect with one another through this Japanese traditional communal event to and create a virtual matsuri online! These sessions are completely free and open to everyone. These … Continue reading Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York

Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc.

Worldwide Bon Odori on Zoom Thursday, April 23 from 8:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. Via Zoom Admission: Free The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc. hosts a weekly Bon Odori session on Zoom, and you’re invited! Connect with one another through this Japanese traditional communal event to and create a virtual matsuri online! These sessions are completely free and open to everyone. These … Continue reading Learn Bon Odori with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, Inc.
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Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island

Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival Friday, August 30 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31 from noon until 9:00 p.m. Governors Island – Outlook Hill and Nolan Park Admission: Free Japan Performing Arts (JPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing Japanese traditional performing arts to New York, is hosting a two-day Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island. In the Buddhist observance of … Continue reading Japan Performing Arts Bon Odori Festival on Governors Island