Natsu Matsuri / Obon 2021
We hope that you will join us on Saturday July 10 for our virtual Natsu Matsuri.
This annual festival is a favourite with families throughout the community and with the general public. Unfortunately, the current covid restrictions are too limited to allow us to gather together again this year. So we are working on a variety of virtual activities that you can participate in or view throughout the day.
We are very excited to invite everyone to join the JCCC and Toronto Buddhist Church for Bon Odori!
With the assistance of Toronto Buddhist Church, the dancers have been practicing in their own homes. They are excited to be able to dance for everyone again, although remotely.
Starting at 7:00pm EDT, there will be will be 11 dances, including Tokyo Gorin Ondo 2020, the dance that was created in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics!
And don’t forget the audience participation dances. You are invited to get up and dance too!
Registration is closed. We hope to see you on Saturday!
Natsu Matsuri Activity Guide
The summer is festival time in Japan. The JCCC tries to cover the traditions of a few different summer festivals when we hold Natsu Matsuri. While we can’t celebrate together this year, we have collected a small listing of links to stories, activities and recipes that will make summer fun for all ages.
The links are on a PDF. Click Here to see the list.
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