Knowing the characteristics of the West Java region to get to know it better
Of course , there are features of the West Java region that you need to know in order to get to know this province more closely. As we know, West Java is one of the provinces that attracts a lot of attention where the capital bandung is a tourist destination for different types of people.
Of course, there are interesting things in this province that make many people focus on vacationing at the place. For those of you who want to know more about this place, you need to know some of the features that are owned if each region of Indonesia has different characteristics.
Knowing these characteristics, you can get to know this area more deeply. Along with knowing its characteristics, you can know that all regions of Indonesia are very unique. Here are some features of the West Java region that you should know where to distinguish this province from others.
Of course, this feature is known not only by the external community, but also by the indigenous people of West Java. Moreover, in this province there are many districts that have their own uniqueness. It is a pity that, as an Indonesian citizen , you do not know the uniqueness of each region.
Moreover, the features of West Java are not only in terms of culture, but also in culinary terms. With such information, you can find out that Indonesia is very rich in culture and culinary.
But what is very regrettable is that many young people know nothing about Indonesia, even about the area where they live alone. This condition, if left unchecked, can cause the younger generation to lose their love for their country.
Daily use of regional languages
One of the features of the West Java region is the use of its regional language in everyday life, since we know that Indonesia has a lot of tribes, so there are also many regional languages. So it is no wonder that although it is an island, the regional languages are many and different.
For West Java itself, it also has a special regional language, namely the Sundanez language. Of course, Sundanese has a different vocabulary from other languages, so it is easy to distinguish. In addition, this language is also used in everyday life, in addition to Indonesian.
So, the use of this language is also not limited only by the Sundanese tribe, but it was used by all the people of West Java. Because the use of this language is very important to support daily activities.
Therefore, since the language is one of the features of the West Java region , when you are in a crowd and use the Sundanez language, fellow tribes will surely know that you come from West Java just by communicating using this language.
So, it is no wonder that to know someone is from an area is to look at the language that is used daily. Although at the moment there are many people who use Indonesian, the use of regional languages is still being carried out so that it continues to exist and is not eroded by the times.
Because if the vernacular is abandoned, it is very regrettable for later generations that they do not know the native language of their tribe. In fact, the use of language is what distinguishes one tribe from another.
Features contained inmusical instruments
Another feature of the West Java region that you can see is in the musical instrument section. Of course, each region has its own musical instrument that can be the identity of the area, as well as West Java. For this field itself, surely everyone knows one of its typical musical instruments, namely the angklung. The Angklung itself is a traditional bamboo musical instrument.
In fact, so many schools, including elementary schools in West Java , have to provide this traditional musical instrument. Moreover, singing is also different from modern musical instruments as it is now, because only shaking will make certain sounds. In fact, the popularity of the musical instrument is well known internationally.
In addition to the angklung, there are also flute musical instruments that are included in the features of West Java. When viewed from the material, it is almost the same as the angklung, which is made of bamboo. But what distinguishes it can be seen from its form in which the distillate is made only from 1 bamboo. If this musical instrument also has holes that later serve to set the tone.
Of course, the number of holes in this tool also depends on where it is adjusted to how many songs will be accompanied. However, in general, there are only 4 distilled holes. So distinctive is this musical instrument that sundanese songs must be accompanied by this flute. In fact, it is not uncommon when someone is in the rice field and has fun, then they will play flute.
Features of section “Food”
It is undeniable that the features of West Java are also reflected in the food, there are a lot of specialties that are owned and have existed even outside the West Java area. This condition shows that there are a lot of people who like the typical food of the province. Call it as a batagor or siomay, which is one of the typical West Java snacks that are easy to find in the outer area.
The food is made up of fish meat and is wrapped in skin by spring rolls and tofu and peanut spices are given. In addition to streetfood, there are also typical snacks such as Menes blocks. The Menes block itself is a special food made from grated cassava and coconut, which works as a shave. This snack itself consists of two types, namely cadastral beams and menstruating blocks.
In addition, there is also oncom rice, which is very popular and even included in one of the features of West Java , which comes from Tasikmalaya. Oncom rice itself is the rice that has been mixed by oncom that has been grilled or fried. During the mixing process, it is not only stirred, but waited, so that between the oncom and the rice it is mixed evenly.
In addition, there are also snacks, such as green serabia, which is a typical Karawang food. Of course, this serabi is different from others, since the manufacturing process is almost similar, but there are additional leaves of suji so as to make the color more green. Of course, the use of these leaves is to avoid the use of food dyes, so that it is safe when consumed.
Features of traditional dance
West Java features are also reflected in the traditional dance section where there are a lot of them. One of the traditional dances originating in the region in West Java, namely Cirebon, is the mask dance. If this art has a meaning, namely the story of the sunan gunung jati when you want to control the city of Cirebon. But at that time there was an attack carried out by the Prince of Welang, so in the end there was a war.
The use of masks in this dance has 13 colors in which each type has different characteristics and uses of colors. However, lately many have used only red and white colors, and the use of masks is also adapted to the theme of the unfolding event. In addition to mask dancing, there is also a peacock dance inspired by peacocks.
The peacock itself is the symbol of the crown, so the dancers will use the crown when they are in action. This dance will be accompanied by gamelan music, which will be played by three people. Of course, this dance was very popular even in foreign countries. In addition to the above dance, there is also the jaipong dance, which is already very popular.
However, this dance once used controversy, since the movements are quite sensual, but recently they have begun to be preserved again. Therefore, these are some of the features that this province has . Ti not surprised by knowing the characteristics of West Java can help to preserve Him so that future generations know about regional cultural customs or the characteristics of West Java are not lost to the times.