This year's Bon Odori was a great success! We had over 170 people. We made a tiny profit so we could give Chizuko and Sharon a little thank-you gift for their special skills and hard work.
Thanks to all the following volunteers for their help. You made this event possible! (Name orders are random.)
Dance instruction and performance: Chizuko
Performers (& family of dancers): Emi, Kiera (& Maggie), Sachi (& Kay), Ai, Bari, Iba, Mary, Sue and Satori
Flyer design & press material preparation: Sharon
Ticketing & greeting: Tom and Rose
PA & music help: Jon and Kiyoko
Merchandise: Maggie, Bernd and Ellen
Kids' game: Sharon, Sue, Lia, Lynda and Donald
Cooking & packing: Keiko, Jo, Sue and Satori
Food sales: Iku, Keiko, and Yukari
Setup (loading and unloading) & decoration: Board members (Michael, Tom, Gloria, Iba, Keiko, Rose, Satori), Emi, Kiera, Sachi, Taiyo, Jane, Diego, Lynda, Donald, Nat, Paul, Dave and Sal
Origami crane stringing: Nat, Noriko, Jun and more
Yukata loan: Shizuko
Cash donation: Bari, 2 anonymous people, Talin market and some of you who pitched in a little by buying something but did not ask for reimbursement
Thanks to Smokin' Bachi for a great performance at a discounted fee!
Many thanks to Chizuko for teaching members and performers how to dance for free.
Genoveva Community Center let us rent the community room for a very low price and their staffs were very helpful.
Talin Market gave us $70 worth in groceries.
Let's thank people and businesses that helped us make this event happen!
If we are forgetting to mention anyone, please email Satori Murata
Bon Odori Videos
Gloria and Satori discuss the upcoming Bon Odori on Santa Fe City Highlights.
Dancing at the Bon Odori
Smokin' Bachi Taiko performing at the Bon Odori.