41st Bon Odori Festival, Shah Alam


Every year this Japanese-Malaysian Cultural Exchange event is held at the National Sports Complex in Shah Alam, Selangor, with an expected attendance of over 30,000 participants on average. Bon Odori (盆踊り) is a traditional Japanese dance festival and a captivating cultural event. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Malaysia & Japan, and to celebrate, there were special fireworks display, drum performance, Bon Odori dances and more!

 Free admission and free fan with Program Tentative on it.

 Bought Inari Sushi 3pcs for RM5. My favourite!

This Japanese Raindrop Cake looks like a big drop of water. It is a transparent jelly-like cake served with Kuromitsu (Brown Sugar Syrup) and Kinako (Soybean Flavour).

As requested by Ecah! 😂

Dorayaki 3pcs for RM5! 😍

Bought 2 packed of Yakult for RM8.

Not your ordinary Ice Cream! 😍

Japanese Food

There were also Japanese guests and family who came to the event wearing their traditional Yukata (浴衣).

It was a beautiful day as the day itself shines for the entire day! I mean, look at those shadows, and people, and everything! Tak sia-sia datang wehhh! Ecah sebagai model of the day. Gituh!

While waiting for the Opening and Drum performance to start, took a photo of me with Performance stage in front of me. What I love about this event is that, the crowds can choose to sit at the grass or even standing around the stage for an up-close view! 😍

 Ad Rosli interrupted! Huhuhu


 Drum Performance

You actually wear Yukata to this Festival. There were lots of people (local and non-local) wore Yukata too! Really convinced me that I was in Japan! 😂


This event is held every year, so if your ever missed this opportunity, there's always next year!

Meet my friends! (From left to right) Ecah, Azira, Tini, Ad Rosli, Arif Lela and me (Kyrel Rosli). Unplanned journey always leads us to the great adventure! We were supposed to go a wedding but ended here as we were very late to make it to the wedding. LOL! 😂

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