AND…we finally made it back to Foyle Obon!

On May 28th 2022, Team Obon were delighted to be back doing what they do best…bringing the best wee Obon festival in Ireland back!

The photos tell the story of just how happy and delighted all our taiko players, our dancers, our Japanese community, our lights and stage crew, our musicians, our friends and family all were to be back together drumming, dancing and singing into the night.

Many thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Project Lottery Fund, The Halifax Foundation, Derry City and Strabane District Council and The Japan Society for supporting this event.

Many thanks also to Mark Roberts and everyone at the Playtrail, all our event team, all our performers and participants, and to our audience. Here’s to 2023!

All photographs taken by the super talented Gav Connolly.

Check out the wee film of the evening made by the fab R&D Media here.