Obon Dance 2022

Hi all!

Welcome to the Obon Bon odori page.   

This year we will return to in person dancing in the parking lot for both practice and Obon.   Many of us are vaccinated but we will still try to distance and please wear a mask if you wish.   We will not mandate but encourage as we want everyone to feel safe.  

 

Dance practice will be from July 19th to August 4th,  Tuesday and Thursday, from 7 to 9 pm. Obon Bon odori will be August 6th at 7 PM (please bring a mask for the indoor service).     Please note:   all of our joyous plans depend on covid numbers/issues but we are pretty confident that we will be OK.   If it gets really hot, we might need to practice in the basement (with mask) if we can all fit.    Please bring lots of water and a lawn chair.   Parking will be addressed as we get closer.   

 

Because we have been joined by dancers outside of the Portland metro area, practice and Obon will be hybrid --- in person and streamed on a zoom meeting.    At least that is the goal. We will do a bunch of testing and update this page is that is not the case.   We will film at least one practice and Obon bon odori.  

 

Below, please find the dance list for 2022 plus some extra dances that Theresa in LA wanted to learn.    The order of the dances will change and perhaps the number of dances (we are all a bit rusty ) so keep watching this page .   The extra dances will be in a separate dance lesson – probably on zoom.    The numbers on the list are the order from last year and the last three numbers are this years added dances.    Now we can do in person the dances we have done on zoom for the last couple of years.  

 

Following the list of 2022 dances, are videos – how to dance, dancing, and with a pdf (name underlined) with information and links.  

As usual, if you have any questions or want to say hi, you can reach me at obon@oregonbuddhisttemple.com

 

Thank you for dancing with us. 

Chris sensei

2022 Obon Bon Odori List

  1. Bon Odori Uta (Obon No Uta)  uchiwa

  2. Riverside Ondo                                

  3. Mottainai                                          tenugui

  4. Hiroshima Ondo                               

  5. Pokemon Ondo                                

  6. Bon Odori Song                                

  7. Ocha Tsumi Ondo                         uchiwa

  8. Portland Ondo                                 

  9. Fukushima Ondo (Soma Bon Uta)              

  10. Nippon Daiko                                    

  11. Tanko Bushi  

  12. Akachan Ondo                              kachi kachi, from San Diego Temple  -- new 

  13. Zumpa                                              an old favorite

  14. Ichi Tasu Ichi                                   an old favorite

Special dance session

  • Fresno Ondo                                             

  • Hokkai Bon Uta 

  • Yosakoi Naruko Odori  

  • Yuiyo Bon Odori

  • Zumpa Ondo