The beauty of Sumatra was the theme for today’s event for The Asia Pacific Ladies Friendship Society – ALFS organized by Dharma Wanita Peratuan – The Indonesian Women’s Association in Tokyo.

Held at the Ambassador’s residence in Shinagawa-Ku, the event showcased music, song, traditional costumes and dances and authentic culinarily delicacies from the region. Among the 150 invitees consisting of Alfs Members including spouses of the Diplomatic Corps and Alfs President, the spouse of the Foreign Minister was also present.

During the Gondang musical performance from North Sumatra, Mme Kaori Kono, Alfs President Haruko Komura and the Host Mme Ratna Tasrif danced the Tor Tor together with the dancers. Two indonesian designers Naniek Rachmat and Indira Hadi also showcased various ttraditional textiles and a ready to wear collection inspired by Sumatra. Guests were also invited to join in and dance to Batak songs.