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August 02, 2011

35th Bon Odori 2011 with delicacies and dances

What's Bon Odori (盆踊り), some of you may ask. To make it simple, Bon dance is one the most famous traditional dance in Japan (more than 500 years). Every year in Malaysia, this festival will be held at Matsushita Corp Stadium in Shah Alam, Selangor, purpose is to expose locals to Japanese culture, experience the variety of delicacies, arts and also dances. In year 2011, even though several earthquakes have struck Japan, it wouldn't stop Bon Odori for not happening. Subsequently, the theme for year 2011 was "Arigatou Malaysia"!

In order to get a parking, my sisters, Nicholas, Alvin and I reached the stadium as early as 4pm. The moment we reached, there were slight drizzling above our head, fortunately, it stopped an hour later. Regardless of the free juice from the sky, the mode to hunt for foods and drinks were automatically turned on!

This carbonated can't be found else where in Malaysia, only available at Jusco booth during Bon Odori (I think).

Dango! Always saw it in animes (especially Clannad). Nom nom nom~

Kinda normal and common, but not bad.

It's a must to eat for those who always or never consume Udon.

Hmm, nothing special compared to our mee goreng, just that it has red topping - ginger.

Rain gone, the surrounding temperature and the crowd started to increase. So ice ice baby~

Alright, I'm done with the foods and drinks. What can I say, it was a true satisfaction!!! Now, I would like to share a short clip that shows the performances and dances on 35th Bon Odori.

So I think that's it. In my opinion, Bon Odori is an event that most of us shouldn't miss (unless you hate crowds), seriously!

See how the crowds were enjoying themselves.

If I had the chance, I would love to attend another Bon Odori! Ahya, sure got chance one! Hoping that I will be free during July 2012 and wishing that I will be back to Kuala Lumpur during that period~ And oh, I do believe that 2012 is not the end of the world!

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