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Cultural Experience 04: Indonesian Culture Tea Party

posted Oct 25, 2016, 3:16 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 6:10 AM ]
::::: Event Report on October 22nd, 2016 :::::

On October 22, ICT’s cultural event, Indonesian Culture Tea Party was held in CLUB PETU in Harajuku.

The first presenter of the event was Ms. Neni, a cooking & tea expert. She cooked and brought various Indonesian traditional snacks such as shrimp crackers, nut crackers, coconut dumplings, Dutch style macaroni gratin, and chicken rice sticks. After she introduced about Indonesian cultures, participants enjoyed those snacks with Indonesian Jasmine tea and white tea. We learned there are so many interesting cultures in Indonesia – for example, each motif and color of Batik (Indonesian traditional dyed fabric using wax painting) has a meaning, and the motif on Ms. Neni’s shirt was allowed for only royal families to wear long time ago.

After the tea time, Hiro, who has been working in a movie industry for long time, talked about Indonesian movies, especially about the very popular movie in Indonesia, “Rainbow Troops”. The story is about the 10 students in a poor elementary school. Also he gave us the information of the movie festival in Tokyo that will start soon, because the festival features Indonesian movies this year.

Then the last presentation was a traditional dance – by Ms. Asri. She performed a traditional dance in Betawi (Old name of Jakarta), that is usually performed in a wedding. We were all fascinated by the energetic dance with a beautiful costume!

Before finishing the party, everyone got a little souvenir from Indonesia. We thank the presenters for sharing the interesting Indonesian cultures and all the participants for coming to this event. We hope everyone enjoyed the time there!

Finally, thank you very much Haruna san for holding the event including all preparation for the day, and we would also like to appreciate Neni san (making all Indonesian food), Mr. Yoshinaga (presenter), and Ms. Irsa Agi (dance performer) for making the event more enjoyable! It must have been good experience, to touch the deep world of Indonesia.

If you are interested in joining another Cultural Experience, we have more events coming.

Please make sure to check our ICT page!