All decked up in pretty yukata (Photo source: easycorner).
As the event draws big crowds – it is estimated more than 30,000 people take part in the celebration yearly – visitors are better off taking the shuttle bus rather than drive to the venue.
Free shuttle bus from Shah Alam KTM Station to the venue, and vice versa, will be provided from 4pm until 11pm.
19:00 Opening – Drum Performance
19:15 Bon Odori Dance Part 1
19:45 Dance Performance by Guest Performers
20:00 Bon Odori Dance Part
20:30 “Wadaiko” Guest Performance
20:55 Bon Odori Dance Part 3
21:25 Closing Address
Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival celebrated annually in Japan as the Japanese believe that their ancestors’ spirits visit them once a year. The name refers to the dance performed during the festival itself.
Fun Fact: The largest Bon Odori according to Asia Books of Record took place at Tochigi, Japan on August 14, 2001.