Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

Events / Events In Tokyo Aug 21, 2014

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

by Florian Turgeon

Home to numerous shopping areas, nightclubs and bars, Roppongi is probably not the first place you would think off when you want to experience some traditional Japanese culture. But despite its reputation, the district has a traditional side and its own Obon holiday event. The ...

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

National Aug 4, 2014

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

Choreographed dance has long been part of Bon festivals, which welcome ancestors' spirits back to the world of the living each summer, but organizers of some events this year are seeking to revitalize the traditional performance by adapting it for a contemporary setting. A new ...