The Bon Festival
- Welcome to Umeda in Osaka!
July 18 (Sat) and 19 (Sun) 2015 7/18 ※Cancel
Participation is free of charge
Events are held every year in which people wearing Yukata, traditional Japanese clothing, enjoy strolling through the streets.
A number of venues hold events within the area at the same time so that people can enjoy exploring the streets of Umeda.
Various attractive events offer participants relief from summer heat at their respective venues.
Find your favorite events and wander around Umeda wearing Yukata!
- The Bon Festival
The Bon festival dance is the Japanese traditional folk dance to commemorate the lives of loved ones who have passed away.
It is performed in the community unit of various parts of Japan middle of July or August.
The dancers form circles around the center tower that is made in wood temporarily and dance to the Bon festival dance song played with Japanese traditional drums.
Some people wear Yukata, a kimono-like cotton robe.
A yukata is a casual, single-layered cotton kimono, usually worn in summer.
Let’s all wear our yukatas and enjoy the festival!
Uchimizu is the custom of sprinkling water in gardens and on streets to make the passing wind cooler. People see uchimizu as a practical way of cooling the breeze while continuing an aesthetically pleasing and courteous custom.
There will be other events too.