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American Bon Dancing

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

A joyous celebration of departed ancestors, Bon is a Japanese Buddhist festival that’s been marked for more than five centuries with a traditional dance known as Bon-Odori. Held in conjunction with the 16thWorld Buddhist Women’s Convention across the street at the Marriott Marquis, American Bon Dancing – An Invitation to Dance features an array of traditional masters including taiko pioneer and NEA Heritage Fellowship Awardee P.J. Hirabayashi, Murasaki Ensemble koto innovator Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, and Odori dance expert Reiko Iwanaga, the leader of the San Jose Obon Odori Festival. San Jose Taiko, one of the leading taiko ensembles outside of Japan, also performs. American Bon Dancing incorporates both traditional numbers still performed in Japan and more recent dances and songs created in the United States.

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Date:
September 1
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.ybgfestival.org

Organizer

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Phone:
415-543-1718
Website:
ybfestival.org

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Venue

Yerba Buena Gardens
760 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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