Tens of thousands dance at Bon Odori


Nazir Sufari

ABOUT 35,000 visitors thronged the Japanese Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam last night, a month after the event came under scrutiny, following a minister’s advice for Muslims to avoid it.

Participants were dressed in colourful yukata – traditional Japanese summer attire – with visitors gathering around the main stage called the “yagura”. – July 17, 2022.


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  • Great to see so many people from all walks of life having a good time at the Bon Odori festival following His Highness Sultan Sharafuddin's decree. Hopefully this will be an annual feature to also celebrate our multi-racial society.

    Posted 2 months ago by Super Duper · Reply