Jebor bodybuilders from Jatiwangi village in West Java at the National Culture Week festival in Jakarta on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Get a Load of Culture

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

OCTOBER 08, 2019

The Education and Culture Ministry is holding the first Pekan Kebudayaan Nasional (National Culture Week) in Istora Senayan at the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Central Jakarta on Oct. 7-13. The annual event was conceived at the Indonesian Cultural Congress last year to provide a space to show off Indonesia's cultural diversity and encourage intercultural interactions all across the country. The current festival presents cultural exhibitions from 26 provinces and a total of 245 performances by artists and art communities.

Astronomer from Jakarta Planetarium explains how to see the sun with a telescope to National Cultural Week visitor. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Astronomers from the Jakarta Planetarium explain the safe way to observe the sun using a telescope. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
National Cultural Week visitor wears an unique traditional hat which is made from young coconut leaf or janur. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A traditional hat made from janur, or young coconut leaf. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child plays begasing, a traditional game from Kutai, East Kalimantan at National Cultural Week, in Istora, Senayan, Gelora Bung Karno Sport Complex, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (08/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A boy plays begasing, a traditional game from Kutai, East Kalimantan. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Mbah Kuru (78), a weaver from Sleman, Yogyakarta makes a woven fabric during National Cultural Week (PKN) at Istora, Gelora Bung Karno Sport Complex, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (08/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Mbah Kuru, a 78-year-old weaver from Sleman, Yogyakarta, shows off her weaving skills on an old loom. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Peoples join wood craft workshop during National Cultural Week on Tuesday (08/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The festival offers many workshops, including this woodworking one. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man takes a selfie in front of a Iwan Jusufs painting at National Cultural Week in Istora, Central Jakarta on Tuesday (08/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A painting by Iwan Jusuf. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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