Friday, June 11, 2010

Shiraishi Bon Dance

Shiraishi Bon Dance

Dates have been announced for the Shiraishi Bon Dance performed on Shiraishi Island during the O-bon Festival of the Dead in August and on select practice Saturdays in July. The schedule is as follows:

July 24, 31 and Aug. 7 Demonstration dance on the beach at sunset (8pm)
Aug. 13, 14, 15, 16 Obon Dance Performances (at community center)
Aug. 16 Toronagashi --sending-off of the spirits on paper lanterns in the sea

Accommodation is rapidly filling up for Obon on Shiraishi Island. The international villa is already fully booked for Aug 13-16. If you plan on coming out to the island over the summer holiday, please book soon! See the Moooo! Bar website for details on accommodation.

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