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Perform a dance in traditional attire provided by Kanade

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Perform a dance in traditional attire

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You will dress up in a yukata—a light summer kimono—and learn the Bon Odori dance. What is Bon Dance? The origin of Bon Odori dates back to the Heian era, when a monk named Kuya chanted in rhythm to have people remember Nembutsu—a popular Buddhist chant. This eventually became the Nembutsu dance that then spread to the people and the Bon Festival, a celebration that honors the spirits of ancestors. In the Kamakura period, Bon dance evolved into a traditional art and it became entertainment for the people.
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1h 30m
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children can participate in the Bon dance, but the lending of the yukata and dressing lessons will only be available for adults.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Kanade
Dance workshop was amazing!
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wonderful & informative experience!
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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