People celebrating Bon-Odori festival in Zenkoji temple, the famous temple and the old town of Nagano, Japan in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
People celebrating Bon-Odori festival in Zenkoji temple, the famous temple and the old town of Nagano, Japan in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
Malaysia

Bon Odori Festival: Malaysian royal intervention saves Japan dance festival from Muslim critics

  • Sultan of Selangor said Japan’s summer dance would not be detrimental to the Islamic faith despite calls from conservative Muslim groups the event be banned
  • Bon Odori festival has been held annually in Malaysia since 1977. Its organisers include the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia and the Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur

People celebrating Bon-Odori festival in Zenkoji temple, the famous temple and the old town of Nagano, Japan in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
People celebrating Bon-Odori festival in Zenkoji temple, the famous temple and the old town of Nagano, Japan in 2017. Photo: Shutterstock
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