Bon Odori: Dancing with the Dead (Ep. 58)

Bon Odori: Dancing with the Dead (Ep. 58)

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths and Language · 2021-11-16

Bon Odori or Bon Dancing is a summer tradition held all over Japan. It's a chance for families to get together and have an enjoyable time dancing to the rhythmical music. Seeing as how the Obon season is also when ancestors visit from beyond the grave, they, too, can take part in the festivities if they wish.

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Uncanny Japan - Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths and Language

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