Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Panasonic Sports Complex (formerly Matsushita Centre) or
Shah Alam Matsushita Stadium, Selangor
Phone: 03-2274 2274
Tickets: Free Admission
Dancing is the highlight of the festival. As the sun sets, thousands of people (Japanese & Malaysians) will be dancing in a circle to the tune of traditional folk songs like Ohe Sama (Mr Sunshine), Dai Tokio Ondo, and dancing to the rhythm of the huge taiko drums on the centre platform. The steps are simple to learn as it is repetitive. The sea of people moving in unison is symbolic of the friendship bond between the peoples of Malaysia and Japan
And to be truly in the spirit of the festival, come don in cotton yukatas with lovely obi (waistband) which you can find at eCo-cent$. Make an appointment with PJ (their fashion consultant) to view and try on some of their lovely and authenthic men, ladies and kids yukata. Learn how to wear it properly and all the different ways of tying the obi.
Now the only thing left is to brush up on your Japanese. Konbanwa!