2017 Shibuya Bon Odori

10 images Created 7 Aug 2017

The first Shibuya Bon Odori took place on Saturday August 5th 2017. The roads around the iconic Shibuya 109 department tore were closed to traffic and locals and tourist, many wearing light summer kimono called yukata, took to the streets to dance the traditional summer dance of Bon Odori, circling a raised stage called a yagura.

The dancing started at 6pm and lasted until 9:30pm

Like all summer festivals, food stalls, vendors and live music performances added to the special mood which also hoped to show the city's preparedness for the 2020 Olympic Games.
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