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Much Ado About Bon Odori

Dr Jamila Mohd, Head of Malaysia-Japan Research Centre, University Malaya

10-Jun-22 17:00

Much Ado About Bon Odori

The Bon Odori Festival has been in the spotlight all this week, following the Religious Affairs Minister advising Muslims against participating in the event, and subsequently, the Sultan instructing Jais to allow the festival to proceed. We find out what this festival entails, what it signifies for people in Japan, as well as it's cultural celebration in Malaysia.

Image Source: Fiqah Anugerah Dah Besa, Shutterstock

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan


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