The sleek steel, glass, and concrete of the Roppongi Hills Arena will be taken over by kimono clad bon dancers for the weekend. This year the Friday will just be a pre-party, so there won’t be any bon-dancing as such.
This festival boasts a unique dance — the Ropponjin Ondo — roughly translated as the Roppongi Workman’s Dance. All comers are invited to master the dance — no doubt featuring lots of typical Roppongi Hills work actions such as operating a keyboard and mouse, taking the elevator, and using the shredder. Additionally, the long Roppongi Hills association with Doraemon will continue with the “Doraemon-Ondo” dance featuring both Doraemon and his human side-kick Nobita.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.