Thursday, July 5, 2007

Bon Odori Penang

Bon Ondori falls on 21 July this year. Two years ago, hubby brought me to witness this celebration for the first time at Esplanade, Penang. I never heard of this festival back then. Bon Odori is a Japanese celebration which is similar to Ghost Festival for Chinese, to welcome the spirits. We went to the field by car or bike i couldn't remember well. What i can remember was there were many stalls, many japs wearing kimono & a lot of people. A stage was set in the middle of the field where there were many drums on the stage. Some Japs were performing dances & singing on the stage where people went around the stage dancing with the performers. We were only interested in the fireworks at that time :P Soon, there was announcement for fireworks presentation & it was indeed very beautiful.

These pics were taken via our small Olympus 3.2MP:

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