PENTAS SENI INDONESIA 2018
Hanoman’s Crimson Life
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In the world, Indonesia has been well-recognized for its vast diverse culture. These cultures portray the unique characteristics and identities of every single region in Indonesia. The love for Indonesia’s cultural diversity urge students in Osaka-Nara area to introduce the beauty and colorful cultures of Indonesia to people in Japan. Therefore, Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia (PPI) Osaka-Nara Commissariat, under supervision of PPI Kansai and supported by Consulat General of Republic Indonesia for Japan (KJRI) in Osaka, will be holding a social event named “Pentas Seni Indonesia (PSI)” with theme of Hanoman Kurenai no Tabi” which translates to “Crimson Life of Hanoman.This event will facilitate the students in Osaka-Nara to introduce and promote Indonesian cultures to people in Japan especially around Osaka and Nara area. We hope that the introduction Indonesia’s culture to people in Japan can strengthen the good relationship between both countries, Indonesia and Japan. The event of Pentas Seni Indonesia this year is also held in order to commemorate 60th year diplomatic relationship of Indonesia-Japan. Meanwhile, we also hope that Pentas Seni Indonesia can be a reminder for Indonesian youth, who is now living in Japan, of their cultural origin. This event may also functions as a gathering event to strengthen the friendship of fellow citizens of Indonesia that is now living around Osaka Nara area.
The story of Hanoman this time is the sequel from the Hanoman’s story presented in PSI 2015. In this story, Hanoman that has been brought back to life did not want to go back to heavenly kingdom, since he already fell in love with Indonesia. He asked God for permission to disguise as normal human being in order to live peacefully on Earth. God approved his wish, in one condition, that nobody on Earth may know Hanoman’s true identity. Accepting the condition, Hanoman then turned into a man and started living on Earth Until someday, Hanoman met a Japanese woman that loves Indonesian culture, since she heard the heroic story of Hanoman in the past Her love for Indonesian culture seized Hanoman’s heart. That woman was studying Indonesian cultures, while finding pieces of Hanoman’s life in the past. Without letting her know his identity, Hanoman asked her to see and share Indonesian cultures together. She then showed Hanoman her knowledge of Indonesian cultures that is embodied with the intrigue of Japanese cultural identity. All cultures that are presented in this story will be elaborated as such to lift the local moral value that is within.