Taqiyah And Bajaj

Men wearing a Taqiyah in Jakarta
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Men wearing a Taqiyah stood beside each Bajaj

When I came to the intersection, some Bajaj were stopped again. There are many taxis called Bajaj on the streets of Jakarta. Although the city's transportation network such as buses seems to be well developed, locals still take Bajaj on and off.

Each man stood beside Bajaj, both staring at me as I walked carefreely. Still, both men never spoke to me. Foreign tourists didn't seem to be recognized as customers. Maybe they don't like letting guests who don't speak their language on board.

Both men were wearing a bowl-shaped cap. It was a cap called Taqiyah that Muslims wear. When I think of caps worn in Indonesia, I think of Sonko, but they are also people wearing Taquiya here. I don't know how the locals use it differently. But in any case, I can't help but feel that my head gets stuffy when I wear a cap in this hot country.

Probably, the locals get into the habit of going out with a cap on regardless of whether it's hot or cold. It's becoming a habit for me to wear a mask when I go out in Japan these days.

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Jul 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

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11608

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 18, 2020

Modified On

November 19, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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