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Free Bon Odori Dance Classes with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai

Join the in person class &
learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai!

Shubukai is honored to collaborate with Kimiei Fujima Sensei from Shizuoka, Japan and Ageha Bijou Sensei from the Nihon Bon Odori Association to provide seven Bon Odori for the 2022 Bon Fest Chicago. The dances planned for this year are: Shizuoka Meguri, Shizuoka Ondo, Tanko Bushi, Tokyo Ondo, Sado Okesa, Zundoko Bushi, and Hanagasa Ondo.

Bon Odori is made for people to come together to honor their ancestors, express their joy, respect, and feeling of community; to feel a connection with their ancestors and with everyone. One does not have to be a professional dancer, the dances are simple and fun.

Each lesson will focus on two or three dances. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing; Yukata is not required.

Pdf illustrations for all the dances will be available for you to use and review with registration. Please register to ensure you get additional information after the class!

Class Registration

>> Greenline Performing Arts Center

Tuesdays July 5th, 19th, 26th | 4:30PM – 6:00PM

>> Japanese Cultural Center

Thursdays July 7th, 14th, and 21st | 6:30PM – 8:00PM

>> Hyde Park Arts Center

Saturdays July 9th, 16th, and 30th | 12PM- 1:30PM