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Shiba Park Hotel in Tokyo to invite guests to event "Bon-Dancing & Summer Festival at Zojoji Temple"

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:25
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At the event, hotel staff in yukata will introduce the "bon" custom, and escort guests to participate in the Bon-Dancing & Summer Festival at Zojoji Temple. Guests at Shiba Park Hotel are welcome to join the event without any fee.

TOKYO - Shiba Park Hotel announced on June 5 that it will invite overseas guests to experience and enjoy Japanese
culture and customs at a "bon-dancing" festival at Zojoji Temple on July 27 & 28, 2018.

"Bon-dancing" is a Japanese traditional dance in which participants clad in yukata (summer kimono) dance around a
"yagura" tower. It was originally designed to calm ancestral spirits, but nowadays is enjoyed as a recreational event.

At the event, hotel staff in yukata will introduce the "bon" custom, and escort guests to participate in the Bon-Dancing
& Summer Festival at Zojoji Temple. Guests at Shiba Park Hotel are welcome to join the event without any fee.

Shiba Park Hotel President Rentaro Yanase said: "Although it is today enjoyed recreationally, bon-dancing is a dance
which was created in Japan to hold our ancestors dear to our hearts. I hope guests will enjoy dancing while learning
about Japanese 'bon' culture."

Japanese Culture Salon SAKURA Manager Yuka Inoue said: "Bon-dancing will be introduced as one example of many customs
peculiar to Japanese summer. We hope to enjoy the Japanese summer festival together."

Shiba Park Hotel hopes that all guests will enjoy experiencing Japanese seasonal culture and customs and that their
experience will last as an unforgettable memory of their visit to Tokyo.

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