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August 2022

Hiroshima Bon Dance

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - August 15 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 14, 2022

Hiroshima Minato Koen Park, 23-53, 2 chome, Ujina-kaigan, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 734-0011 Japan
hiroshima bon dance 2022

Bon-odori are community dances, usually performed around a tall platform from which music plays and people sometimes play instruments and sing, held during the bon festival of the dead, usually held in the middle of August. It is a little known fact that just a year after the A-bombing of Hiroshima, survivors held a bon-odori on the day after the first anniversary of the bombing. The event was recently revived over 70 years after it was originally held. It returns…

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