Seattle Bon Odori with PNWJETAA

Join our PNWJETAA group as Bon Odori returns to Seattle!

Seattle Bon Odori is an annual event to celebrate Obon, a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors’ graves when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. Bon Odori is a traditional dance that has become part of the holiday’s celebrations, and is often one of the first festival traditions in which JETs participate after arriving at their placements.

Seattle Bon Odori will have Japanese folk dancing, an introduction to Buddhism sessions, great food, a beer garden, taiko performances, cultural displays, and more! See more about the event here.

Time & Date: Sunday, July 16, 2:00 pm
Meeting Location: Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple (1427 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98144)
Details: Our PNWJETAA group will meet at the Beer Garden around 2:00 pm. Check our social media (Instagram, Facebook) for updates on the day of!