The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo held a promotion for Indonesia at Wisma Duta, last Wednesday (22/2) as part of a series of activities to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Indonesia-Japan diplomatic relations.
The promotional activities, such as Nusantara fashion shows and Indonesian culinary snacks were carried out. During this activity, demonstrations were also made of makingSogetsu Ikebanaor the Japanese art of flower arrangement in a bid to strengthen relations between the people of Indonesia and Japan.
At the fashion show this time, members of the Dharma Wanita Association of the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo wore various traditional Indonesian suits, such asJambi batik, songket Palembang, andLampung's tapis cloth.
Besides presenting a fashion show for Indonesian literature, the event also featured a fashion show by a Japanese designer, Hatsumi Yoshida. The fashion creation from designer Yoshida uses recycled materials from a blend of Indonesian natural materials.
Some of the works by fashion designer Yoshida that appeared in the fashion show that day included necklaces, hats and Indonesia's national dress, namely the kebaya.
Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Heri Akhmadi explained that in commemorating the 65th anniversary of Indonesia-Japan relations, the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo held various activities, including Indonesia-Japan Friendship Day in more than 13 cities in Japan from January to December 2023. He hopes that this activity can strengthen mutual understanding between Indonesia and Japan.
Ambassador Heri further said that Indonesia will also hold one month-long promotion of Indonesian culinary delights in Tokyo in April.