During Obon, festival-goers perform folk dances called bon odori. These folk dances began as a Buddhist practice, but have become secularized and are now associated with the Japanese summer festival season. Learn about the history of bon dance – and practice for the Obon Festival – on Saturday, July 29 & Saturday August 5. Practice will take place outside of Shofuso from 12 – 1PM with Seabrook Minyo Dance Group.
Address: Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to dress appropriately for the weather. No previous dance experience is necessary.