Japan: people are getting influenced by Indian culture, they wear traditional Indian clothes

Recently, an interesting change has been seen in Japanese society – the influence of Indian culture. A girl who came from Japan across the seven seas was so impressed by the folk art and culture of Rajasthan that she is now promoting Rajasthani culture in her country too. Mayumi from Japan, changed her name to Madhu after her deep love for Rajasthan folk culture.

Madhu’s online presence and social media activity reveal a deep affinity for India, particularly Rajasthan, where she found a profound connection. Her initial visit to Rajasthan ignited a love for the country, with Rajasthan becoming her second home. She was enamoured by the traditional clothing, cuisine, vibrant dance forms, and soul-stirring folk music of Rajasthan, prompting her to wholeheartedly embrace these cultural elements. Madhu’s Instagram bio proudly states her 11-year journey of immersing herself in Rajasthani folk culture, a testament to her enduring passion for the rich heritage of the region.

Mayumi i.e. Madhu of Japan is knowledgeable in Kalbelia dance and Rajputi Ghoomar dance. She also sings many Rajasthani folk songs. Along with teaching traditional folk songs and dances of Rajasthan to many people in Tokyo, Japan, she is also introducing them to the folk culture of this place. Madhu has also performed many times in various events at the Indian Embassy in Japan. She has also participated in various events for people who like the culture of Rajasthan.

Rajasthani Madhu’s Instagram feed is filled with colorful Indian outfits only. Often her videos are posted on social media in which she is wearing colorful Indian lehenga and saree and along with that she performs Rajasthani folk dance and music. Recently, one of their collaboration posts went viral on social media in which two other Japanese boys are also included with them and they are also wearing Indian attire Dhoti and Kurta.

This change is happening for many reasons, mainly through world literature, music, and films. Exciting stories, colorful music, and grand films of Indian culture have contributed significantly to the entertainment of people. Apart from this, the taste of Indian food and demand for Indian fast food items is also increasing. The main benefit of this influence on Indian culture is that it is becoming a medium of cultural exchange, which promotes harmony and agreement among the people of other countries.

Sweta Dagar is an avid reader and writer. She hails from Bulandshahr (U.P) where she completed her formap education. She loves exploring varieties of topics that shape the public opinion at large. If you have any queries, feel free to contact her at [email protected].