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Jak-Japan Matsuri – The Closing

Yesterday was the closing event of Jak-Japan Matsuri at Monas, this was my second time coming to the event.

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as usual there were omikoshi, kakigouri, cosplayers, and Japanese lolis

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something we never see outside the event:

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there were some cosplayers at the event, and at honda booth, they hired some cute cosplayers to promote their bikes… 🙂

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even the MC looks like duke nukem without any make up 🙂

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if you ignore the heat, it’s actually nice to walk around at monas taking photos of cosplayers

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and some lolis…

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some of the games you can play there:ImageImage

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so night came, and when i was running around shooting this loli…

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JKT48 performed that night, so the place was crowded with JKT48 fans,

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look at those words :))

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was that supposed to be somekind of… road mark? err.. camp? lol

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these shot was taken far from the stage and before the show, so it wasn’t really crowded there, but from what i’ve heard from my friends at the front, the seating in front of the stage was totally crowded.

i think i heard the staff said something like “please remain sitting and stay in order or the performance will be cancelled”

so until the show started i just looked around, taking photos

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some people did some sparring with wooden sword. i pretty much enjoyed watching the sparring

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so the show started, and i was watching from behind the shop with my friends…

started with ponytail to shushu, heavy rotation, aitakatta, then the “youngboys” went out (oh the show was called Young boys feat. JKT48 btw)

and these young boys were really great, the group consist of 3 young boys, playing instruments, but there were around 10 or more music instruments on the stage, and they running around play the instruments in harmony. lol, they’re good.

then the last time, JKT48 appeared again in YUKATA!! YUKATA!!! and they sang
Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara remixed by young boys. i can say this performance is the best performed by JKT48 so far.

actually it will be better if the song was “Boku no uchiage hanabi”, because we were having some hanabi show after that….

so, the situation at the back was under control during the show, and the front seating was crowded with fans, but i think the event went out smoothly, eventhough during the day there were so many “found and lost” announcements. wallets, mobile phones, even lost kids…

well, it was fun yesterday.

Jak-Japan Matsuri – The Opening

Today is the opening day of Jak-Japan Matsuri, an annual event by Japan Foundation in Indonesia to tighten the two nation’s relationship by exchanging and showcase culture from each country.

so after I arrived at the event site, i asked the security guy and he told me that the event is on the 4th floor. so i got on the elevator right away only to see packs of JKT48 zombies in front of the elevator on the fourth floor.

yes, the event is very crowded, full of JKT48 fans.

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So me and some of my friends went to the traditional Japanese Tea ceremony performance to try the original Japanese green tea… or maybe we want to try only because some pretty neechan were serving the tea to the audiences.

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yes, that short haired neechan

so while they explain about how to drink the tea, they served dorayaki to the audience

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now I know how it feels to be Doraemon :))

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so that pretty neechan served me and my friends, the tea actually was pretty good, it didn’t taste too bitter, it didn’t feel “heavy” when you drink it. it feels light and refreshing.

moreover because it was made by:

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after that, we went inside to see the Sushi battle, which is a sushi making competition, and the fish was provided by the jury who was cutting a super ultra large TUNA… that was the first time i see people cutting up a fish that big.

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look at those meat chunks…

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so the show continued and another beautiful neechan performed “hana wo saku” with her shamisen. And in this song CM video where many people sings parts of the song, AKB48 member, Nakayan (and another member who i missed to recognize) appears as one of the volunteer who sang the song.

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after that was the performance of JKT48. let me tell you, all the heads you see in the photo above were all JKT48 fans. well, mixed with some innocent Japanese who was obviously shocked to see what happened in front of their eyes, which i described as “some barbaric forever alone war cry” lol, kidding, it was the mix and chant that was so loud, so noisy and so out-of the place.

it was very disturbing that some of the Japanese standing next to me said that all of the fans were very “kimochi warui” or gross. lol, yes, and it was escalated quickly after they saw some people at the back do wotagei, in the middle of a ballroom of a famous hotel in Jakarta… shit dude

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so it was so chaotic and embarrassing until the Japanese next to me said something like

“kore wa kimoi na” “nandayo kono otaku ppoi na ugoki wa”

well, me and my cosplayer friend next to me in front of the TV monitor just acted as non-wota as possible :))

after the performance ended, i headed out and found that the sashimi was discounted at half price.

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not bad~ :))

well, let’s see how the closing event at Monas next week will be,

bonus shot: some JK are checking in to the hotel.

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