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Bandung village celebrates mother earth with tomato fight

  • Bamboo helmets and shields are later used by participants in the tomato fight. JP/Arya Dipa

    Bamboo helmets and shields are later used by participants in the tomato fight. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Members of the event committee transport tomatoes to the fighting arena. JP/Arya Dipa

    Members of the event committee transport tomatoes to the fighting arena. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Dancers pose with tomatoes in Cikareumbi Kampung of Lembang subdistrict in West Bandung regency on Oct. 19. JP/Arya Dipa

    Dancers pose with tomatoes in Cikareumbi Kampung of Lembang subdistrict in West Bandung regency on Oct. 19. JP/Arya Dipa

  • A dancer adjusts her flower crown before the tomato fight begins. JP/Arya Dipa

    A dancer adjusts her flower crown before the tomato fight begins. JP/Arya Dipa

  • A participant selects the tomatoes he wants to use in the fight. JP/Arya Dipa

    A participant selects the tomatoes he wants to use in the fight. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Two participants gear up with bamboo helmets and shields before the tomato fight begins. JP/Arya Dipa

    Two participants gear up with bamboo helmets and shields before the tomato fight begins. JP/Arya Dipa

  • The participants, mostly vegetable farmers, start to throw tomatoes at each other before villagers and visitors can take part in the fight. JP/Arya Dipa

    The participants, mostly vegetable farmers, start to throw tomatoes at each other before villagers and visitors can take part in the fight. JP/Arya Dipa

  • A participant with a bamboo helmet and shield signals the start of the tomato fight by dancing and throwing the first tomato. JP/Arya Dipa

    A participant with a bamboo helmet and shield signals the start of the tomato fight by dancing and throwing the first tomato. JP/Arya Dipa

  • Locals and visitors are invited to take part in the fight by throwing tomatoes at each other. JP/Arya Dipa

    Locals and visitors are invited to take part in the fight by throwing tomatoes at each other. JP/Arya Dipa

  • During the fight, everyone is allowed to throw in the direction they want as participants are not divided into groups. JP/Arya Dipa

    During the fight, everyone is allowed to throw in the direction they want as participants are not divided into groups. JP/Arya Dipa

  • The organizers of the event prepared at least two tons of tomatoes that were too rotten for sale. JP/Arya Dipa

    The organizers of the event prepared at least two tons of tomatoes that were too rotten for sale. JP/Arya Dipa

  • The streets of Cikareumbi Kampung were covered in tomatoes after the fight ended. JP/Arya Dipa

    The streets of Cikareumbi Kampung were covered in tomatoes after the fight ended. JP/Arya Dipa

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