Saturday, July 07, 2007

2007 Charlotte Bon Odori Festival

Although it's unrelated to my blog, this festival never gets good publicity so to let people know where it is - the 2007 Charlotte Bon Odori Festival will be held on August 4th at the same place it was last year - the Wachovia center on N Tryon St.


Anonymous said...

Are you sure it is on August 4th?

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

Yes, that is per my friend who is a Japanese professor at UNCC and is always involved in the festival.

Anonymous said...

When does it start? 11 AM?
And just out of curiosity, do the venders sell Yukata, Obi, geta, etc?

TheGodFearinFiddler said...

It will definitely start no later than 11.. I'm thinking it may be closer to 10 Im not sure but they do have food vendors for lunch.

I dont remember seeing Japanese clothing items but I wasn't looking for that in the previous years either. You'll definitely see some people wearing them of course.

Also, there is a used book sale every year - prices are unbelievably cheap - like 3 for $5 or something like that.... It's a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

You are correct, Charlotte Bon Odori could use more publicity. By the way, since I see your screen name is thegodfearinfidler, you must be a musician. I am also and a piano tuner. I tune the pianos at St. Gabriel in CLT.
Thanks again for the info. I really like Bon Odori here.

Anonymous said...

Just for FYI The Japanese Bon Odori festival is Saturday August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the Wachovia Atrium Plaza 301 South Tryon Street.
(Not Merchandise mart)

There is Sushi, shaved ice, Japanese snacks, rice cakes, used books, also some chinese food.

Outside there are Japanese games.
Events include:
Drum performance
Dance performance
Green Tea tasting
folks dressed in Japanese clothes
And in the past there have been martial arts demonstrations (not sure about this year)

The admission is free / there are five dollar raffle tickets that can be purchased the prize being international air fare tickets.

Anonymous said...

And another thing...

Last year I remember a booth where you could dress in Japanese clothing and get your picture taken.