That loud drum beat and cymbal clashing time had arrived again.
The lions were taken out from their hiding. Their furs combed and skin polished. drums and cymbals were fine tuned.
Its CNY or Imlek as the called it in Indonesia.
I was always fascinated by the Lion dance. The agility and ability of the lions performing the jumps and kicks kept me rooted despite the loud and deafening drums and the high pitched cymbals.Maybe because I saw lots of kung fu flicks during my SAHC days( with Kri Mugem).
Eyes of the Lions
During this Imlek, I followed 3 troupes with my kapchai. 2 finished their round when I spotted them. But the 2nd day I had my luck. A troupe came to Durian Tunggal. Wow! I had the whole hour absorbing the noise and feasting optically the dance of the White and Black Lions.
Hope you guys enjoy these photos.
"Wey! Where my angpau maa...."
Lion waiting for ang pau from shop owner