A very special Bon Odori dance called THE NEW YORK ONDO was created by Momo Suzuki, the founder of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, as Japan Day original Bon Odori in 2010! The New York Ondo is based on the traditional Bon Odori dance, which celebrates life. Different styles of Bon Odori are often seen at summer Bon Festivals in Japan. While using the traditional spirit and movements of the Bon Odori dance, The New York Ondo celebrates the four seasons in a way that is uniquely New York. Plus, at the end, it features an English verse singing about Japan Day. We encourage everyone to join the dance at Japan Day!
NEW YORK ONDO
Lyrics by : SHICHIROU KATO/ Music by : KEVIN MOONEY
Japan Day! Today’s Japan Day! (Yoisho!) Everyone dance to the NYOndo Central Park is dancing with Japanese Soul New York! Clap your hands! Get Up! And Move Your Body! Big Apple Cho-Chonga Chon!(RAP) “Pretty Girls wear KIMONO! Hachimaki Boys carry MIKOSHI! “ (A Solei Solei) New York New York