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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Preview of Bon Dance Fesival

Today, I would like to introduce 
Annual Bon Dance Festival 
organized by Japan Society Fairfield County.
Please join us!

熱い夏ですね、
盆踊りのひと時ご一緒しませんか。
今年の舞台では、
空手踊りが基本の
武の舞と鳩間節を披露させていただきます。
勿論盆踊りも踊りますよ。
ご家族揃ってご参加ください。

Bon Odori Manga

Saturday, August 9, 2014*  2:00 to 4:30 PM


 Jesup Green, Westport, CT
 (next to Westport Library at 20 Jesup Rd)
 Featuring:
  • Taiko Masala NY Drum Performance
  • Junko Fisher Dance Performance (incorporating Martial Arts)
  • Traditional Obon Festival Dance (see videos below)
  • Japanese Food & Drink Available (at Matsu Sushi across Jesup Green)


Free Public Event



 Sponsored by Japan Society of Fairfield County
www.japansocietyfc.org


*Rain date: Sunday, August 10                                                                                        Illustration by Ryushiro

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Master of Ceremony: Mito Mardin
2:05 ~ 2:10
   
Taiko Group performance #1....................................Taiko Masala NY
2:10 ~ 2:15Opening speech..........................................................
   
 
Mito Mardin
2:15 ~ 2:20Greetings from Japan.................................................Jun Ishihara, Cultural Attache, CGJ
2:20 ~ 2:25Greetings from Westport............................................
  
James S. Marpe, First Selectman
2:25 ~ 2:40
 
New dance incorporating martial arts......................Junko Fisher
2:40 ~ 2:50Taiko Group performance #2....................................Taiko Masala NY
2:50 ~ 3:05Bon-odori dance #1 ‘Tanko Bushi’...........................
   
JSFC Members
3:05~ 3:20
 
Bon-odori dance #2 ‘Hanagasa Ondo’....................JSFC Members & Junko Fisher
3:20 ~ 3:50Introduce Children’s Program Activities..................Mito Mardin

Origami.........................................................................JSFC volunteers (led by Naomi M)
Water Yo-Yo................................................................JSFC volunteers (led by Nancy B)
   
Dr. Robot's Fighting Robots......................................Kenshiro Ohshima
3:50 ~ 4:05Bon-odori dance #3 ‘Pokemon Ondo’.....................JSFC Members
4:05 ~ 4:20Taiko Group performance #3 & mini workshop......Taiko Masala NY
4:20 ~ 4:25Closing Remarks........................................................Vernon Beck



 TRADITIONAL JAPANESE BON DANCE PRACTICE VIDEOS

TANKO-BUSHI


HANAGASA-ONDO


POKEMON-ONDO



Mitama Matsuri 2011 – Obon festival dance


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