Young Woman Wearing A Lion Dance Head

Young woman wearing a lion dance head
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

A face of the young woman appeared when she took off the lion dace head

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.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11714

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

October 30, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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