NAF Atsugi Bon Odori 2022 to be held August 20

NAF Atsugi Bon Odori 2022 to be held August 20

MWR Atsugi

"Obon" or just "Bon" is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon Odori.

NAF Atsugi is opening it's gates for the first time since 2019 to its Japanese neighbors to celebrate and share in this wonderful cultural experience.

Here's the event schedule:

1400: Gates OPEN to Public

1430-1500 Clown Rockets

1515-1600: JR and Friends Band

1615-1645: Clown Rockets

1700-1730: JR and Friends Band

1730-1745: Taiko Kids 

1745-1750: National Anthems/Opening Remarks

1750-1800: Local Mascots and JMSDF Mascots

1800-1930: Bon Odori

1940-2015: JMSDF Awa Odori and Fireworks Display

Download a PDF of Map & Schedule Here


(Japanese version)

NAF厚木盆踊り 2022年8月20日

日時:8月20日(土) 開門午後2時

午後2時 - 午後8時15分
(入門は午後7時まで) 雨天8月21日(日)

開催場所:施設内テイラーフィールド 友好広場

音声案内:広報部 TEL0467-78-2664


2 p.m. ゲートオープン

2:30-3 p.m. クラウンロケット(ジャグリング・一輪車・バルーントイ etc.)

3:15-4 p.m. JR & フレンズバンド

4:15-4:45 p.m. クラウンロケット

5-5:30 p.m. JR & フレンズバンド

5:30-5:45 p.m. 厚木基地太鼓キッズ

5:45-5:50 p.m. 国家斉唱・厚木基地司令官によるご挨拶

5:50-6 p.m. ローカル&海上自衛隊マスコット

6-7:30 p.m. 盆踊り

7:40-8:15 p.m. 海上自衛隊ちどり連による阿波踊り


8:15 p.m. イベント終了



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