WHAT IS BON-ODORI?
Traditional, Fun and
The traditional Japanese Buddhist “Bon-odori” Dance Festival held in August is to observe "Obon", the ritual of remember-ing our ancestors and reconnecting with family and friends. Here in Kingston, we have expanded on this exciting summer event to celebrate our community by featuring clean energy, local businesses and farms, arts and culture and the spirit of healthy living to take steps toward a Nuclear-Free Future – "No Nuclear Wars and Energy"
DANCES, MUSIC &
Dance and music performances by Vanaver Caravan, The Spirit of Thunderheart
and many local artists. Demonstrations by local martial arts such as Aikido, Judo, and Karate groups.
Annual performance by the taiko master, Stuart Paton with Burlington Taiko, VT.
Stuart will lead the rhythm of Bon-odori dance.
FOOD, DRINKS & LOCAL VENDORS
Quality foods, drinks, and all great products and services provided by the local vendors including Japanese festival food. Family oriented,
MINBUZA PERFORMANCE &
Annual performance by Momo Suzuki, Kevin Mooney and Minbuza Japanese Folk Dance Company, NYC.
Munbuza will lead "Bon-odori", everyone dance around together.
JAPANESE CULTURE & PEACE CEREMONY
Experience the traditional summer festival and take a step toward Nuclear Free-Future.
Join our Peace Ceremony as the closing of the festival. The Heart Sutura chanting will be lead by Buddhist monk Kenjitsu Nakagaki.