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Monday, 14 July 2008

bon odori 2008

last saturday, gene and i went to the 32nd bon odori - 2008
this event has been going on for years and we only got to know it this year... *shrug*
it is organised yearly by the japan embassy together with japanese expatriate & immigrant's society, participants are from the international schools around kuala lumpur. the event was held at the panasonic sports complex in shah alam.

here are some snapshots of the colours and people at the event.

japanese kids, photo by alison, canon 350d
well, of couse the cutest and best subjects to shoot were kids in their cute kimonos and slippers.

girl in blue and pink kimono, photo by alison, canon 350d
happily skipping along the field oblivious to the surrounding, and me.

japanese clogs, photo by alison, canon 350d
girls wearing a modernise japanese clogs.

drums and dance, photo by alison, canon 350d

the huge crowd, photo by gene, canon 40d
the stage was set in the middle of the field, people crowd around it. by 7:00pm children and teenagers performers were up on stage dancing to the beat of the drum, and soon the crowd below followed the movements. it was like swimming in a school of fish... you'll have to follow to the flow and rhythm or not be in the crowd at all. turning and clapping and circling and skipping in a slow paced manner.

the crowd, photo by alison, canon 350d
i was surprise at the massive crowd that turned out that day, how did we miss it all these years? everybody was happily dancing, apart from those snacking japanese food over at the food stalls, yum! i am sure the japanese expats were the happiest to be able to celebrate this in malaysia.

happy dancing, photo by alison, canon 350d
it was a good experience. i enjoyed the event.


  1. Hi Alison, beautiful photographs, outstanding colors and you caught those real great moments too.
    I have always admired as well love anything Japanese, except their food, ha ha.
    Will see any movie that has Japan inside, 'Last Samurai, Letters from Iwo Jima, Memoirs of a Geisha', to name a few.
    Love that last pic...good photo.
    Have a great week, Lee.

  2. Alison: Beautiful photos! Love how you captured the emotion of the day. The children's slippers. The crowd. The excitement. Gorgeous. I also enjoyed Lulu and Keong's wedding photos. So alive!

  3. u. lee: thanks, i have only recently learn to like japanese food. so you like japanese girls?

    mayakirana: thank you. i am beginning to like taking candid shots of people. casual and natural.

  4. Hello Alison, I love the colorful photos and the pretty outfits the girls were wearing. It looks like you had a very fun time while attending. Have a pleasant day.


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