Traditional Japanese Dances

Learn how to dance Bon Odori and Ondo Takohachi

Bon Odori Dance

Part of the Japanese Ondo involves participating in the local community dance. The tradition of the Bon dance, or Bon Odori dates back few hundred years, and its usually accompanied by the local tune. Bon Odori is the welcoming of our ancestors letting the spirits know they are not forgotten.

Ondo Takahashi Dance

The Takohachi Ondo dance is very fun and exciting. It’s another way to express our cultural love to Japan. It is better performed when you do with a partner or group. Takohachi Ondo is a well specified dance done for fun. There is no exact clothing worn while dancing Ondo Takohachi.