There are several traditional dances in Japan, but the one
of the most famous and common dance is Bon dance, which is called "Bon
Odori" in Japanese. People dance Bon Dance in the Bon Festival. The Bon
Festival is held every summer, in every district in every city.
Bon means welcoming ancestors' souls and holding a memorial service for
the souls. There is a Bon week in August every year, and Bon continues for
about a week. During Bon, sometimes all relatives of family gather and hold
a memorial service for their ancestors, and enjoy being in a reminiscent
mood. This traditional comes from Buddhism in China.
The Bon Festival is held during in Bon week, and people gathers at the
near open-space or the parks, and dance with traditional Japanese music. The
music should be happy music to welcome the ancestor's souls, and people have
a duty to make a happy, mysterious, and welcoming mood. Moreover, the Bon
Dance should be held in the night because Japanese people believe that
ancestors' souls come back in the night.
The technology in Japan has developed in a hundred years, but Japanese
people have never forgotten the traditional heart, and taking place Bon
Festival and Bon Dance every summer. Japanese people will continue to
venerate this traditional, and to respect the soul of their ancestors.