Cold Storage has brought the much celebrated Bon Odori cultural dance and festival food fare from Japan to New Wing Oval concourse of One Utama Shopping Centre. There are over 1,000 items of food products, confectionery and a variety of delicacies.
Cold Storage Bon Odori Food Fair is a five day event launched this morning. The Bon Odori festival is traditionally held to honour ancestors and has been celebrated in Japan for over 500 years. The carnival-like celebration that lasts for 3 days is celebrated between July and September within different regions of Japan.
For the food fair, the imported Japanese food products and confectionery include crackers, green tea, candy and gummy as well as cooking ingredients such as seaweed, miso and other condiments. In conjunction with the celebration of the Japanese festive season, special items have been brought in from Hokkaido and Shizuoka, among many other limited edition products.