Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello world! this is spirit of majapahit ship

Hello world!

This is spirit of majapahit ship 

M for Manila A for Asia J for Japan A for Asia P for Philippine A for Asia H for Hong kong  I for Indonesia T for Tokyo


Folks. Do you know anything about Majapahit ? 

Majapahit was a vast archipelago  empire based on the island of Java  from 1293 to around 1500. The empire had expanded them power reached through Southeast Asia, including the present day Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, southern Thailand, the Philippines  East Timor and the Ryukyu (Okinawa) south part of Japan.
Majapahit empire was exchanging and making diplomatic relationship with these countries .Foreign trading  prospered   among  southeast Asia countries .  Therefore, maritime culture of Asia was developed and spread quickly  when that era before" Age of discovery"(from Europe point of view)  thus that is to say "Age of voyage  Asian" 

 The Spirit of Majapahit ship was the result of reconstruction from the trading ship replica in the Majapahit Empire era which was taken from the relief panels in Borobudur temple in the 13th century.

The reconstruction of the Spirit of Majapahit ship was the results of a seminar entitled "Finding the Shape of Majapahit ship" organized by the community of Japan Majapahit Association (JPA) and ministry of culture and tourism Indonesia , 

"Spirit of Majapahit" will visit several East and South East Asian countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Japan, the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Bangkok and Singapore.

This is a  kind of sailing expedition by Asian people for find our maritime culture

over....  zhzhz.. 


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