A setting sun is poised on the horizon’s edge. Flickering lantern’s reveal themselves, drifting on a river, each light warm with a loved one’s memory. The water itself is ablaze, with the sun and lanterns casting their fiery glow. The light illuminates the river waves and the hearts of those across this quiet land.
Bon Odori is a traditional summer festival to honor our ancestors. We remember all they have done for us, and we celebrate their presence in the lives we enjoy today.
Some Okiya may have more events than this schedule can show. So please inquire at each Okiya.
Schedule of Events:
*FRIDAY – August 10*
2 PM SLT: Little Yoshiwara & Friends Bon Odori http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milarepa/131/144/44
4 PM SLT: Mitsuhana Okiya Multi-Okiya Odori (Yasaka Hall) (With Lantern Lighting all weekend long ) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flytrap/131/70/21
6 PM SLT: Friday Little Yoshi Ozashiki http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milarepa/79/63/44
8 PM SLT: Pontocho Obon Tea for Ancestors http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bangu/70/47/24
*SATURDAY – August 11*
10 AM SLT: Ozashiki Asobi with Blue Lotus http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TK%20Genesys%20North/49/217/36
12 PM SLT: Wisteria Maiden: An Amatsu Odori http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amatsu%20Shima/205/104/23
2 PM SLT: Hanamachi Tour with refreshments http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Keisei/56/178/21
4 PM SLT: Mitsuhana Yagura http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flytrap/108/206/21
6 PM SLT: Tsukinoya and Arashiyama present ‘Four Seasons” http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Japan%20Kanto/29/28/24
Four Seasons is loosely based on Lady Midnight’s Songs of the Four Seasons and follows the seasons of emotions for a woman in love. In addition to a specially designed stage just for the performance, we will be sharing music and dance as we present one of the largest performances for both houses this year.
Please join us on Saturday August 11th at 6pm slt. You don’t want to miss it!
Contact Okamisan Aisya Destiny or Okaasan Ayaka for more information.
*SUNDAY – August 12*
10 AM SLT: Lil Yoshi Art Opening http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milarepa/79/63/44
12 PM SLT: Hanafusa Yagura http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Duchess%20Island/63/45/21
3 PM SLT: Hanafusa Lantern Lighting http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Duchess%20Island/63/45/21
6 PM SLT: Karyukai Okiya Bon Odori http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aosagi/197/86/29
8 PM SLT: Mitsuhana Festival Closing http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flytrap/118/83/21