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Foyle Obon Festival 2022

Foyle Obon Festival 2022
Applicant: Obon On The Foyle
Award: £1000
Field: Arts, Culture


Foyle Obon Festival is an annual event taking place in Derry, Londonderry showcasing Japanese culture to the local communities. Funding from the Japan Society enabled the Hannari Japanese Dance group and Japanese storyteller, Masako Carey, to be added to this year’s lineup.

Masako’s stories about history and traditions of Japan engaged audiences, while the Bon Odori dance led by Hannari got everyone up and dancing.

Watch a recording of the Foyle Obon Festival 2022 here.



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