Penang Bon Odori 2013
The Penang yearly event, Bon Odori is back again. This has been the 17th year. Same as always, it is celebrated at the esplanade Penang. The Bon Orodi festival for this year falls on the 20th of July, which is one day earlier than last year.Same as last year, this year Bon Odori was accompanied by two good friends of mine too. About 6pm, we met up at the road beside esplanade. There are already a lot of people gathering at there.Everything here that deal with money has to pay with coupon. My friends has bought a RM20 coupon. These three beautiful girls here are the coupon seller.
These are the food stalls. These are the stalls that sell goods. The goods include accessory, daily necessities, and some Japanese goods. And these are the gaming section.This little girl with her kimono is so kawaii! You can see many people are wearing kimono around esplanade.And there are people cosplaying the ghost as well. In this wide green field, many people cover the ground with mat and then the whole family sitting on it enjoying the night. This is the performance of the traditional Japanese musical instrument, three string guitar. Among the dancer, he is the one that enjoyed the dancing the most. The audiences were attracted by his performance and everyone were happy looking at him! Well, a Bon Odori without some performances is not a Bon Odori anymore. The interesting performances on that night include the traditional three strings guitar performed by the Japanese and the Japanese traditional dance which is performed by the Japanese as well. Of course, the local has performed some dancing on the stage as well. Around 9.30pm, me and my friends went to an Indian restaurant to have our dinenr, and so, we miss the fireworks performance. Frankly speaking, I personally think that the Bon Odori this year is no way better than last year Bon Odori. The performances are not as interesting as last year and the variety is lesser.
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