Penang Bon Odori Festival 2015

Penang’s most anticipated Japanese cultural festival is back this year with exciting games, mouth watering Japanese food, exotic performances and more. It will be held on 25 July 2015 from 6.00pm to 11.00pm at the Esplanade.
Bon Odori, a traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dance and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. This festival is a Japanese Buddhist observance that honours the spirit of ancestors, who return once a year to visit their families. The carnival-like atmosphere at Esplanade is made ever merrier with stalls selling a variety of local and Japanese food, firework displays, Japanese souvenirs, lively performances and games.

There will be over 60 stalls selling authentic Japanese food, handicrafts and games. Visitors can also try Japanese traditional costumes and take photos with Cosplayers. Three groups specially imported from Japan will be performing during the night. First dance will be a Ryuku Traditional Dance followed by YOSAKOI and Soranbushi.
There will also be a Miss Yukata Competition this year. The champion will be rewarded with RM1,000. The second prize winner will recieve RM500 while the third-placed contestant will receive RM300.


Additional excitement for this year will be a Lucky Draw contest comprises of fabulous prizes such as 2 air tickets to Phuket, 2 Days 1 Night vouchers (2) at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, one branded smartphone and many more.
For more information, please call 04-650 5136 or Tourism Hotline at 016-4110000 (office hours only).

Penang Bon Odori 2015 Information

Date: 25 July 2015
Organizer: The Consulate of Japan, Penang State Tourism Development & Culture and Bon Odori Committee
Time: 6.00pm to 11.00pm
Venue: Esplanade, Penang
Contact: 04-650 5136 or 012-4337063

::: Fireworks display at 10pm :::

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