Wednesday, December 5

Bon Odori 2012 At University Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

First let me tell a bit about what is Bon Odori simply means Bon dance, a style of dancing performed during Obon or Bon Odori. It is also a cultural festival for Japanese people. I will not tell the whole history about it but you can read about it here >>>>> Bon Odori / Obon (source are from Wikipedia).

Finally! I've never been to any Bon Odori festival before so yeah it got me all excited and I even bought yukata for this festival (see how excited I am). I've waited for two months or so for this festival to arrive and here it is. The event start at 5 pm but I got there at 7 pm and I'm truly sorry to my friend who came earlier for the event and she have to wait ( - _ - "). 

At first I was shy thinking that am I the only one who wear a yukata but that seems impossible because there are so many weeaboo (including me) and thank God I saw many girls wearing it ^^ Being me as usual, I saw Sora a character from Kingdom Hearts and I shouted "Sora!' because I'm just excited and take a picture with him.

I was amazed for a glance when I saw his costume ^^
And I found more people who cosplayed during that time. Here's a funny thing,
I was shy when I was asking them to took picture with me so I move my fan and
talk in a tiny voice to ask for picture taking, they (3 of them) left me and gather within them self
 this was the time where I feel like 
Then my sister helped me out by asking them and so we did took a picture after all

Soon after that, we in search for food and Sushi King was the best choice. It's a good thing that it does not rain during the festival. And we're sitting on the grass near the lake or is it a trench, I'm not sure. We bought 3 boxes of sushi and I bought a small one with 2 pieces of salmon egg sushi (my fav!). of course we shared the sushi ^^ Okay, I have to say that I'm a bit proud when the sushi seller compliment my yukata said it was a nice yukata and I said arigatou gozaimasu (thank you) *bowing*. At first I didn't really notice he said that, I thought he was talking to his mates but Azu poke my shoulder then I realize it. 

When we are full, Azu and I went to find something to drink and give my cousins and sister. Then we go around what's available during the festival. It was not much though but we do go to the games section and play the kendama. For those who don't know what kendama is, this is how the kendama looks like 

Azu and I try so hard till we manage to keep the ball balance both kozara and ozara side. The kozara side is pretty difficult since it has smaller surface than ozara. But we manage to keep the ball balance in both sides 

Look how happy and excited my face are getting the ball in balance 

After a long walking, we met back my cousins and sister. There are kendo performance, bon dance (is a must), and a fight but not sure from which club. After 3 hours being there, the crowd are getting lesser and lesser but people gather as soon as there's a band playing and singing Japanese songs. At this time all of us already sitting on the stairs near the Dewan Canselor. At 10.10 we went home.

In the end it was fun as its the first time I attend Bon Odori. What's lacking during that time is drinks and food. At 10 we were looking for drinks but most of it was sold out and we can't even find a mineral water. Food stall should be more because people just like to eat, hahaha. I can't wait for next year Bon Odori though.  

Yours truly,


SuicideCandy said...

damn... sy mau upload lg picture ba tu. maaf kazen, sy sibuk... akan ku upload lg gambar mu.

Chisuki Hana said...

oh..haha, ingat tu ja..ndkpa blh ada part 2 mah..hahah