In collaboration with The Japanese Cultural Center, Shubukai, Kimiei Fujima Sensei from Shizuoka, Japan and Ageha Bijou Sensei from the Nihon Bon Odori Association, we are able to to provide a series of Bon Odori classes at the Hyde Park Art Center which will prepare you for the 2023 BonFest Chicago. The dances planned for this year are: Shizuoka Meguri, Shizuoka Ondo, Tanko Bushi, Tokyo Ondo, Sado Okesa, Zundoko Bushi, Hanagasa Ondo, and Maruchan’s Shizuoka 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.
Join the in person class and learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai!
Each lesson will focus on two or three dances. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing; Yukata is not required. Please register to ensure you get additional information about the BonFest happening on August 12 at Garden of the Phoenix.
Join us on Saturdays July 1, 8, 15 and 29 for free dance classes!