Bon-Odori Dance Festival Takes Place in Tashkent

UZA News

The International Caravanserai of Culture named after Ikuo Hirayama, the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan, the Uzbekistan-Japan Center, and the Community for the Study of the Japanese Tea Ceremony operating in Tashkent, hosted the traditional Japanese dance festival – Bon-Odori.

The event featured an exhibition of traditional Japanese furoshiki scarves, competitions in origami, a Kendama game, a tea ceremony, and master classes in calligraphy and wearing a light summer yukata kimono.

Bon-Odori is a traditional Japanese dance that is performed on holidays and symbolizes gratitude to the ancestors. The dance is performed around a wooden structure – the Yagura Tower, which was specially erected for this holiday.

The Yagura Tower serves as a stage for musicians and singers. Participants can move around the tower in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The direction may change in some dances, although it is usually constant.

Individual dances, such as Ohara Bushi and Awa Odori, are performed as a procession through the city.

Gulnoza Boboyeva, UzA

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