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2017 - Shofuso will Host 5th Annual Philadelphia Obon Festival - Taiko, Tea Ceremony, Games, Crafts, Dance

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Date: Sunday, 27 August, 2017       Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
This Event is 1 Day.
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne Dr and Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
USA

Phone: (215) 878-5097
Official Website: Click to Visit

This year, the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia will host the fifth annual Philadelphia Obon Festival just outside the gates of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Come to Shofuso Japanese House and Garden on Sunday for the annual Philadelphia Obon Festival. The day will include live music, food, Japanese arts and crafts, a flea market, and a traditional bon dance, taiko drumming, tea ceremony, traditional games, arts & crafts, and a yukata fashion show, as well as vendors selling traditional goods. Local Philadelphia favorite Poi Dog will be on hand selling Japanese Hawaiian fare. Join us for a day of celebration outside the gates of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

The festival is free and open to the public; in the event of inclement weather, Obon will be held on Sunday, September 3.

Obon is a time in Japan where everyone returns home – even the spirits of ancestors. It's both a traditional celebration of one's ancestors and a contemporary summer festival with music, food, and dance. Bon odori are dances that vary from place to place - if you'd like to share your hometown dance at our festival, please let us know.

All Obon Festival events are free.

Date
August 27, 2017 - Sunday

Time
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Schedule of Events
11:00 AM – Arts & crafts, goldfish scooping,
Tea ceremony demonstrations by Urasenke Philadelphia
11:45 AM – Kyo Daiko taiko drumming performance
12:15 PM – Opening ceremony
12:30 PM – Bon odori
1:00 PM   – Kyo Daiko performance
1:30 PM   – Bon odori
2:00 PM   – Yukata fashion show
2:30 PM   – Watermelon breaking
2:45 PM   – Kyo Daiko performance
3:15 PM   – Bon odori
3:45 PM   – Closing ceremony

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Celebrate the Japanese Culture – food, performances and dancing.

(Please always confirm date & times, the schedule could change)

Title
Shofuso will Host Annual Philadelphia Obon Festival - Taiko, Tea Ceremony, Games, Crafts, Dance

Location
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. Lansdowne Dr and Horticultural Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Sunday, 27 August, 2017

Contact

Katherine DiPierro

Phone: (215) 878-5097
Official Website: Click to Visit

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