Obon Dance 2021
Welcome to the Obon Bon odori page. Below you will find a description of what we did this year with links to Sensei’s message, and the three dance videos. The “how to dance” lessons and information are below the three dance videos. A long page with a lot of information.
The 2021 Virtual Bon Odori for Oregon Buddhist Temple was a hybrid - live on zoom and filmed. For virtual, we did a dance introduction and review of the dance steps live on zoom. That allowed us to connect and interact. Then we played the video of the leaders group dancing in the parking lot of the temple where we usually have Obon. (We were all vaccinated so no masks :-). We could all dance "together" in our homes but with familiar people in a familiar place on the screen. The dances were in three groups with a break in between for visiting -- just like at regular Obon.
The dances included in the first video are Bon Odori Uta, Riverside Ondo, Mottainai, and Hiroshima Ondo. In the second video dances are Pokemon Ondo, Bon Odori Song, Ocha Tsumi Ondo, and Portland Ondo. And in the last video dances are Fukushima Bon Uta, Nippon Daiko, and Tanko Bushi.
As usual, if you have any questions or want to say hi, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for dancing with us.
2021 Virtual Obon Bon Odori List
01 Bon Odori Uta uchiwa
02 Riverside Ondo
03 Mottainai tenugui
04 Hiroshima Ondo
Break – 10 minutes
05 Pokemon Ondo
06 Bon Odori Song
07 Ocha Tsumi Ondo uchiwa
08 Portland Ondo
Break – 10 minutes
09 Fukushima Bon Uta (Soma Bon Uta)
10 Nippon Daiko
11 Tanko Bushi
Below are the YouTube titles of each of the videos and the YouTube links.
OBT Bon Odori - 2021 Virtual Obon - 00_Rev Sugahara Greeting
OBT Bon Odori - 2021 Virtual Obon - 01_First Four Dances
OBT Bon Odori - 2021 Virtual Obon - 02_Second Four Dances
OBT Bon Odori - 2021 Virtual Obon - 03_Last Three Dances