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2024 Long Beach Bon Odori Practice - Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center Japanese Festival (LBJCC) (Mon/Wed) Everybody is Welcome to Dance!NEW

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2024 Long Beach Bon Odori Practice - Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center Japanese Festival (LBJCC) (Mon/Wed) Everybody is Welcome to Dance!
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Date: Wednesday, 1 May, 2024       Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center (LBJCC)
1766 Seabright Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813 USA
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Long Beach Cultural Center Bon Odori dance practice will be held every Monday & Wednesday evening starting in May. Don't miss it! 

Everybody is welcome to dance.

Bon Odori Dates
Every Monday Wednesday in May 2024

May 1, 6, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29 - 2024
June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 27 - 2024

Bon Odori Time
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What is Bon Ododri Dance Pratice?
Bon Odori is a traditional Japanese dance performed during the Bon Festival, a Buddhist event that typically takes place in mid-August. The Bon Festival is a time when families come together to honor the spirits of their ancestors and to pray for the well-being of their loved ones.

Bon Odori ondo practice is the practice of learning and performing the Bon Odori dance. The dance is performed around a raised platform called a yagura, which is typically decorated with paper lanterns and other decorations. The dancers, dressed in traditional yukata (a type of light cotton kimono), move in a circular pattern around the yagura while performing specific steps and gestures.

The dance is accompanied by live music, usually played on traditional Japanese instruments such as taiko drums, shamisen (a three-stringed instrument), and fue (a type of flute). The music and dance are meant to welcome the spirits of the ancestors, who are believed to return to the world of the living during the Bon Festival.

Bon Odori ondo practice is a way for people to connect with their cultural heritage and to participate in a tradition that has been passed down for generations. It is also a way to bring communities together and to celebrate the bonds of family and friendship.

Long Beach has 2 Japanese Summer Festivals & Practice Dates

1) Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center-LBJCC

2) Long Beach Buddhist Church-LBBC

Event Location
Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center (LBJCC), 1766 Seabright Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813

Event Title
Bon Odori Practice - Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center Japanese Festival (LBJCC)  

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