Summer in Japan means festivals. Not just Glastonbury and their ilk, but dressing up in kimono and going to temples and shrines to listen and dance to traditional music. These dances and songs are called 'ondo' and form the basis of much modern roots music. This fantastic album compiles 20 such updated ondo classics. Listen to Akiko Kanazawa's outrageous Yellow Submarine Ondo. Other tracks include Ken Matsudaira / Matsuken Samba II Ondo, Jiro Sakagami / Tobimasu Ondo, Kiyoshi Atsumi / Tora-san Ondo, Haruo Minami / Rupin Ondo, Sankyu & Teruyo Kasuga / Chikatetsu Ondo, Masako Ohya, Bonny Jacks / Masako-chan Ondo, Akira Ooizumi / UFO Ondo, Tonosama Kings / Hawaii Ondo, Machiko Soga & Susumu Ishikawa / Oba-Q Ondo.