Japan Society of Fairfield County presents

*** BON ODORI ***


Yukata Girl

Saturday, August 15, 2015*
2:00PM to 4:30PM
Jesup Green, Westport, CT
(next to Westport Library at 20 Jesup Rd)
* Rain date: Sunday, August 16, 2015

  • New York Taiko Aikokai Drum Performance
  • Junko Fisher Folk Songs with Sanshin
  • Japanese Food at Matsu Sushi

Taiko Drummers

Bon Odori Dancers

Bon Odori is a centuries old tradition where families reunite to honor their ancestors. Ancestral spirits are welcomed through the festivals elegant folk dances.  Dances are unique to each region of Japan as they have evolved through the ages.  Come enjoy with us the Bon Odori dances, Taiko drumming, and traditional Okinawan folk music. Odori Dances are easy. Check out these links:

UConn JapanAssociation

Japan Society Fairfield County welcomes:
The University of Connecticut's Japanese Students Association to this year's event! 

2015 JSFC Bonodori ProgramMaster of Ceremony: Mito Mardin

Taiko Group performance #1NY Taiko Aikokai 2:05 ~ 2:10
Opening speech Mito Mardin 2:10 ~ 2:15
Greetings from JapanJ Ishihara, Consulate General Japan2:15 ~ 2:20
Greetings from WestportJames S. Marpe, 1st Selectman 2:20 ~ 2:25
Taiko Group performance #2NY Taiko Aikokai2:25 ~ 2:35
Bon-odori dance #1 ‘Tanko Bushi’JSFC Members, Junko Fisher 2:35 ~ 2:50
Bon-odori dance #2 ‘Hanagasa Ondo’JSFC Members, Junko Fisher2:50~ 3:05
Okinawan folk songs with SanshinJunko Fisher3:05 ~ 3:20 
Bon-odori dance #3 ‘Pokemon Ondo’ JSFC Members, Junko Fisher3:20 ~ 3:40
Taiko Group performance #3NY Taiko Aikokai& mini workshop3:40 ~ 4:05 
Closing RemarksYoko Kawai4:05 ~ 4:10
Children’s Program Activities
ongoing throughout Bon Odori

 Origami JSFC volunteers (led by Atsuko G) 
 Water Yo-Yo  JSFC volunteers (led by Nancy B)
 Robot Games Kenshiro Ohshima