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Indonesian Muslim Business Women Association (IPEMI) Japan Commemorates National Batik Day with a Fashion Show

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Indonesian Muslim Business Women Association (IPEMI) Japan commemorated the National Batik Day on October 2022 by holding a fashion show at Yamashita Park, Yokohama, Sunday.

IPEMI Japan Chairperson Sari Okano, when met in Yokohama on Sunday (2/10) said the event was not only a gathering for all members and Indonesian citizens in Japan, but also to introduce batik to the people in Japan.

Sari explained that there are a lot of batik, starting from the written batik and the printed one. The regions of Indonesia have their own specialty in pattern and color.

The participants, wearing batik clothing and accessories, were lining up and going around the Yamashita Park, while posing and showing their clothing. The Indonesian typical cloth attracted the visitors of Yamashita Park, including the Japanese who did not only watch but also join the event.

Besides the fashion show, the event was also enlivened by a Sundanese dance by a former finalist of Akademi Fantasi Indosiar talent show - Latsmi AFI. The event was continued with a singing performance, doorprize, and award for the best batik costume.

The National Batik Day was held for the third time by IPEMI after the online one in Ginza, Tokyo because of the pandemic.

By holding the event in public, the IPEMI Japan Chairperson Sari Okano hoped many Japanese were interested in batik as an Indonesian cultural heritage as recognized by UNESCO since 2009.

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