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Yosakoi Storm Dance Opens IT9
Yosakoi Storm Dance Opens IT9

Japanese Literature Students Faculty of Cultural Sciences (FIB) Universitas Brawijaya (UB) once again held Japanese Culture Festival, also known as Isshoni Tanoshimimashou 9 (IT9) for two days on Saturday-Sunday (10-11/5). The event was opened by FIB Dean, Prof. Ir. Ratya Anindita, MS. Ph.D accompanied by representative of Japanese General Consulate Surabaya by hitting the gong in UB Hall.

Maman, as the Head of Committee said to PRASETYA Online, the IT9 event is getting bigger and wider compared to the previous events.

"The participants are expanded by including Java and Bali, unlike last year's which was only East Java and Bali. The events in IT9 is also increased by adding space for competition and exhibition," as saud by the student of 2011 generation.

On the first day, the event featured various competitions such as  Quiz, Karaoke, Benron (Speech Competition), Manga, Fan Art, and Japanese Calligraphy.

"The first day will have more competition, but the participants can also enjoy various exhibitions and Japanese foods, and the second day is more about the festival," he said.

The band and cosplay competition will be held on Sunday. Band from the morning to afternoon, and the Cosplay on afternoon,

"Cosplay competition needs more preparation so that it will be held on the afternoon, but the visitors can still enjoy various culinary and traditional games of Japan, it can be said that the event s the biggest Japanese Festival in East Java" he said.
Karaoke participants showcasing their talent in singing Japanese songs
Karaoke participants showcasing their talent in singing Japanese songs

The 10 branches of competitions participated by Senior High School students and general public in Java and Bali are as follows; Band competition participated by 10 participants, 30 Manga Competition Participants from 19 Senior High Schools in Java and Bali, Fan Art Competition by 64 Participants, 14 general public and 20 High Schools, Cosplay by 30 participants, 13 Individuals and 17 Groups, Quiz by 45 Teams, Doujinshi by 39 Participants, Kikikakitori by 122 Participants, Bendron competition by 15 Participants, Shodou (Japanese Calligraphy) by 55 Participants and Karaoke by 38 Participants.

The event is free for public, visitors can also enjoy Japanese foods and games in the event. [rian/translated by yasmeen]


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