8/24 — Music Center to Host Bon Odori

Aug. 24 — Come out and dance under the summer stars! This may be your last chance to dance to your favorite Ondo/Bon dances of the summer! Dance instruction by Christine Inouye. Minyo Station will be keeping the energy high with their Japanese Minyo fusion style! George Abe will keep the beat on Taiko with his fantastic style! This Sevent is free so bring your friends and family to this first time event of it’s kind.

Minyo Station Performers:
* Dane Matsumura bass
* Miles Senzaki drum
* Kimo Cornwell keyboard
* Matsutoyo Zan shamisen
* Loryce Hashimoto shamisen
* Nana Kaneko taiko
* Summer Natsu vocals/kane
* Marisa Kosugi vocals


Like Bon Odori dancing at Japanese Buddhist temples and community centers in Southern California, public participation is encouraged. Admission is free.

Miles Hamada, coordinator for the event, says, “Aug. 24 is the last ondo of this summer.”

Japanese folk fusion ensemble Minyo Station will provide live music for dances, and taiko player George Abe will be keeping the beat. Christine Inouye will give dance lessons.

Many favorite dances of Bon Odori and Nisei Week will be danced. Participants are invited to wear yukata and happi coats.

The plaza will be open around 5:30 p.m., and picnic tables will be provided for arrendees to have dinner. There will be a limited selection of booths selling food.

Parking fee is $9; the parking lot is located underneath the Music Center Plaza.

For more details, contact Hamada at (323) 620-0662 or [email protected]