TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The 2018 Japanese cultural and culinary festival Ennichisai succeeded in attracting 350,000 visitors to the event. Ennichisai Festival was held for two days on Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2018.
The festival organizer head Daisei Takeya said the figure was increased when compared to the last year at 310,000 visitors. “This year’s number of visitor is higher, seen by the density at the site,” said Daisei at the location, Little Tokyo area, Blok M Square, South Jakarta on Sunday.
2018 Ennichisai Festival was aimed at commemorating the 60th Indonesia-Japan partnership. The theme of the festival was the spirit of living a life with passion or dreams.
“There are a lot of Japanese cultural arts and culinary in the festival,” Daisei said. “We also combine it with Indonesian’s such as Sinden [traditional Javanese singer], Angklung [traditional music instrument], and many more.”
Daisei mentioned the 9th Ennichisai Festival provided three main stages displaying traditional to modern Japanese cultures. “The visitors seem to enjoy it,” he added.