2019 Shibuya Bon Odori

18 images Created 10 Sep 2019

The Third annual Shibuya Bon Odori took place in front of Tokyo's iconic 109 Department store on Sunday August 4th. The summer festival (matsuri) of Obon is a time to honour ancestors. Shibuya held the first Bon Odori dance in 2017, closing off busy streets to traffic so that hundreds of locals and tourist could wear summer-weight-kimonos, called yukata, and dance this traditional summer dance that accompanies the festival. The festival has grown bigger each year.
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