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Javanese poetry contest held to mark anniversary of Yogyakarta’s Pakualaman roya...

  • A contestant listens to macapat using earphones while waiting for her turn. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A contestant listens to macapat using earphones while waiting for her turn. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Participants of the macapat competition cram before performing at the Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Participants of the macapat competition cram before performing at the Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Bananas are available for snacks while participants wait for their turn during the macapat contest at the Pakualaman palace, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Bananas are available for snacks while participants wait for their turn during the macapat contest at the Pakualaman palace, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A panel of three judges listen and assess a performance. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A panel of three judges listen and assess a performance. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A participant makes a gesture of respect before performing at the Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

    A participant makes a gesture of respect before performing at the Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Mbah [grandma] Giyem duckwalks as a gesture of respect to the royals. Despite her advanced age, she still participates in the macapat competition. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Mbah [grandma] Giyem duckwalks as a gesture of respect to the royals. Despite her advanced age, she still participates in the macapat competition. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • The audience watches the macapat competition at Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

    The audience watches the macapat competition at Pakualaman royal court, Yogyakarta. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • A participant holds a picture of herself that she bought from a photographer after her performance.  JP/Aditya Sagita

    A participant holds a picture of herself that she bought from a photographer after her performance. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • The trophy from the royal court for the women’s category is displayed on a table. JP/Aditya Sagita

    The trophy from the royal court for the women’s category is displayed on a table. JP/Aditya Sagita

  • Macapat participants walk home after competing in the event. JP/Aditya Sagita

    Macapat participants walk home after competing in the event. JP/Aditya Sagita

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