Walking around the Glodok district, which is called Jakarta's Chinatown, I didn't get the impression that it was a Chinatown. Unlike Japan's Chinatown or Bangkok's Chinatown, it doesn't claim to be a Chinatown. That's probably because it is not a tourist attraction.
But even when I walked around such a district, I sometimes felt a strong sense of Chinese culture. That's when I saw a lion dance. Since the Chinese New Year was around the time of my visit, I saw lion dances when I walked around the city several times. When I was walking slowly this time, I saw a lion dance performer coming from across the street.
This lion dance was not the red lion dance I had seen before, nor the yellow lion dance I had seen before, but a black lion dance. A jet black lion's head. Pretty cool. When it took off the lion's head, a young woman appeared. It was much cooler.
As the Chinese New Year was approaching, the lion dance performers must be busy. There must be many lion dances appearing all over Jakarta at the same time. If so, I wondered if there was a scheduling conflict. If they went to the same place on the same day, the amount of offerings they would receive would be less. Well, they must have formed a cartel in the same industry for that.
October 30, 2020
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