ISLAMABAD (INP): The Embassy of Japan organized Bon Odori Evening Saturday at the official residence of Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata which was well attended by the people hailing from various segments of the Pakistani community. Bon Odori (meaning Bon dance) is a traditional Japanese dance which is held every summer in Japan as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel towards one’s ancestors who have passed away.
Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata and Mrs. Midori Inomata welcomed the guests at the Bon Odori Evening to experience and enjoy the Japanese dancing, drumming, food, and clothing on display. The purpose behind organizing this event at the Ambassador’s residence was to familiarize the Pakistani people with various aspects of Japanese culture and traditions.
At the Bon Odori Evening, Pakistani guests were entertained with Wodaiko drumming which was performed by the Japanese Ambassador and Bob dance was performed by the Japanese ladies who were dressed up in beautiful traditional Japanese Yukatas.