Bon Odori is a style of dancing typically performed during Obon, a Japanese holiday when people return to their ancestral homes to honor the spirits of their ancestors. In Cebu, Bon Odori has become an annual festival highlighting cultural exchange and celebrating Japanese culture. Spearheaded by the Japanese Association of Cebu, the event has become one of the most-anticipated events for people enthralled with Japanese culture.
This year, the Bon Odori 2018 is set to be held at J Centre Mall
on Apri 28 and 29. Visitors get to taste Japanese food at the food park, learn how to make mochi
(Japanese rice cake), and watch a karate demonstration. Cosplay fans can also let their creativity run wild during the cosplay contest at the event, with exciting prizes up for grabs.
Ticket prices are currently unavailable, but the tickets were priced at PhP20 each in the past. They are available at the entrance of the event.
How to get to J Centre Mall: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can ride a jeepney headed for the mall at the public utility vehicle terminal of the mall.