Observing Indonesian Bathing Style, Japanese Students Were Amazed
TIMESHONGKONG, JAKARTA – Three students originated from Setsunan University, Japan, who studied in Universitas Dr. Soetomo (Unitomo) Surabaya had an open exam of their final project on Indonesian Language and Culture.
Held in the Language Laboratory at Faculty of Letters of Universitas Dr. Soetomo (Unitomo) Surabaya, Senoo Minami, Asao Kanako, and Saito Konomi presented their research findings on Indonesian culture using Indonesian Language, Thursday (15/2/2018).
In presenting the research findings, the three of them were directly examined by the Rector of Unitomo, Bachrul Amiq and the Dean of Faculty of Letters, Cicilia Tantri Suryawati.
Senoo Minami, one of the Japanese students presented the research on the bathing culture in Indonesia. According to her, the bathing style in Indonesia was completely different with Japanese.
“I am surprised when I saw the bathroom in Indonesia for the first time. It was because in Japan, taking a bath does not use water dipper,” she explained in Indonesian language.
Aside from the explanation in the context of bathing tool, Senoo Minami also explained the difference between the bathing style of Indonesian and Japanese.
“Indonesian people take a bath two or even three times a day while Japanese people take a bath only once before going to sleep,” she added enthusiastically.
In the middle of examining, Tantri Sensei, the Dean of Faculty of Letters Unitomo admitted that she was happy to know that the Japanese students presented the research using Indonesian language.
“I am glad that their Indonesian language is getting fluent. Besides the material of bathing style delivered by Senoo Minami, there are two other Japanese students, Asao Kanako who presented her research on traditional costume and Saito Konomi who presented her study on Islamic culture in Indonesia,” she explained.
Meanwhile, the Rector of Unitomo, Bachrul Amiq confirmed that the three of them seriously learned Indonesian language and culture.
“They have been in Unitomo only for 6 months but they know various cultures in Indonesia. Even, Senoo Minami knew the bathing style of Indonesian people and she compared the result with Japanese,” he claimed.
“I am optimistic that the cooperation between Unitomo and Setsunan University, Japan, will get better in the future so that the enthusiasm of Setsunan University students who want to study in Unitomo will get bigger,” Bachrul Amiq ended. (*)