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Thanking nature

  • A woman holds her son on the way into Jepara Bay in Central Java on July 2. She was participating in the Lomban Festival as a sign of gratitude for the blessings from Jepara fishermen. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A woman holds her son on the way into Jepara Bay in Central Java on July 2. She was participating in the Lomban Festival as a sign of gratitude for the blessings from Jepara fishermen. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A man throws an offering into the sea after his boat swamps during the Lomban procession in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. People believe those who grab any items would be blessed. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A man throws an offering into the sea after his boat swamps during the Lomban procession in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. People believe those who grab any items would be blessed. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Locals on board dozens of boats join the Lomban Festival in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Locals on board dozens of boats join the Lomban Festival in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Rows of boats carrying fishermen and visitors are heading to the site where the Lomban Festival takes place in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. The procession is held by locals to thank God for his blessings and to preserve local culture. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Rows of boats carrying fishermen and visitors are heading to the site where the Lomban Festival takes place in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. The procession is held by locals to thank God for his blessings and to preserve local culture. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A convoy of boats during the Lomban Festival in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A convoy of boats during the Lomban Festival in Jepara Bay, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A skipper steers his boat into Jepara Bay in Central Java on July 2 while a young resident sits by the gunwale. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A skipper steers his boat into Jepara Bay in Central Java on July 2 while a young resident sits by the gunwale. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A group of dancers perform as part of the Lomban Festival on Kartini Beach, Jepara, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A group of dancers perform as part of the Lomban Festival on Kartini Beach, Jepara, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Residents walk along the remains of a damaged wharf with a motor vessel the background during the Lomban Festival on Kartini Beach in Jepara, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Residents walk along the remains of a damaged wharf with a motor vessel the background during the Lomban Festival on Kartini Beach in Jepara, Central Java, on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A female tourist sits among locals on board a boat heading for Jepara Bay for the Lomban Festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A female tourist sits among locals on board a boat heading for Jepara Bay for the Lomban Festival. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A buffalo head, agricultural produce and ketupat (steamed rice packed in diamond-shaped woven palm leaves) are put on a boat to be floated as offerings to show fishermen’s gratitude. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A buffalo head, agricultural produce and ketupat (steamed rice packed in diamond-shaped woven palm leaves) are put on a boat to be floated as offerings to show fishermen’s gratitude. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A fisherman washes his arms after floating the offerings on the waters of Jepara Bay. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A fisherman washes his arms after floating the offerings on the waters of Jepara Bay. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Fully loaded boats join the Lomban Festival on Jepara Bay on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Fully loaded boats join the Lomban Festival on Jepara Bay on July 2. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

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