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MI Bon Festival #MIBON2022


Celebrate the music, dance and tradition of Japanese Obon summer festivals here in SE Michigan! MI Bon Festival #MIBON2022 is a community project of the Great Lakes Taiko Center @GLTC



Last Summer 2021, the Great Lakes Taiko Center (GLTC) celebrated our first annual Michigan Bon Festival on August 7th 2021 with Taiko performances by Tanoshii Taiko Tai (T3), Godaiko Drummers, and Raion Taiko, and we premiered the new Michigan Ondo (original song and dance) by Kyoko Johnson & Noriko Maidens, our MI Bon project creators.

At this inaugural Michigan Bon Festival (MI Bon 2021), we celebrated our past year of Taiko connections, like our Bondaiko Bondance Kane (BBK) online class and outdoor group practices, and we honored the people and places of our Taiko community as we gathered to share our Michigan Ondo along with other folk songs and dances of the Japanese Bon Festival, or Obon, a summer festival tradition from Japan which continues to evolve around the world as a time to honor the spirits of our ancestors and to gather in celebration of life as a community.

Let's dream about #MIBON2022 together!  ~Eileen Ho & Larry An, GLTC co-directors and members
Taiko Centering 2022 #TaikoDreams

From the GLTC Blog: MI Bon Festival Project #MIBON2022
…invitation to last year’s Michigan Bon Festival 2021 #MIBON2021

Participation in last year's event was limited to GLTC members and their guests, for COVID safety reasons, but we look forward to inviting more people to future MI Bon festivals. This year's MI Bon planning committee is happy to announce that our 2nd annual MI Bon Festival 2022 will take place on Saturday, August 20th at the Novi Public Library!
UPDATE: 8/20 event cancelled due to weather; postponed to rain date of SAT 9/24!

#MIBON2022 flyer by GLTC member Ronna Fisher & artist Deanne Bednar:
> Link to EVENT LISTING: MI Bon Summer Festival 2022-09-24 SAT 3-5pm ET @Novi Public Library

Our team

Larry An

Share in the Joy of Taiko!

Ash Brown

Core Contributor
Drum on!

Eileen S. Ho

Let's Drum & Dream together!


Core Contributor
Life’s better with a batchi in your hand.


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from MI Bon Festival #MIBON2022

Updates on our activities and progress.

Sharing in the Joy of #MIBON2022

What a joyful event we had at our MI Bon Summer Festival 2022 — thank you to all who supported us in preparation, promotion...
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Published on September 26, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho

Learn Dance with Us! on SAT 9/17 pre-event workshop in Wixom, MI

The Great Lakes Taiko Center summer festival team is happy to offer another MI Bon Dance workshop on SAT 9/17 (4-5pm in...
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Published on September 2, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho

*8/20 Event Cancelled* #MIBON2022 postponed to RAIN DATE of SAT 9/24!

Dear MI Bon friends, We have decided to cancel today's 8/20 event due to the afternoon thunderstorm forecast and postpone #MIBON2022 to the Rain Date of SAT Sep...
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Published on August 20, 2022 by Eileen S. Ho


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