The Comparison of Visual Appearance between Sawerigading and Hikaru Genji: Symbolism of The Buginese-Japanese Masculinity in Folklor Reconstruction

Edy, Ariska and Hasyim, Muhammad and Astuti, Meta Sekar Puji (2020) The Comparison of Visual Appearance between Sawerigading and Hikaru Genji: Symbolism of The Buginese-Japanese Masculinity in Folklor Reconstruction. In: BASA 2019, 20-21 September 2019, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Some says that clothing is a reflection of the wearer's self, and in a broader sense becomes a reflection of the cultural civilization of the wearer's group. This is also reflected in the figures of Sawerigading and Hikaru Genji as cultural heroes in the two major folklores, I La Galigo and Genji Monogatari. Their visual appearance reaches an iconic level all across the country. The clothing they wear carry significance and represent the cultural characteristics of that era which are still vivid in the society’s memory today. Using Barthes's semiology approach, the writer analyzes the visual appearance of Sawerigading and Hikaru Genji. Through this approach, the writer concludes that Sawerigading who represents the image of Buginese aristocratic man emphasizes more on his masculine side in order to exhibit his power and eminence. Whereas Hikaru Genji who represents the image of Japanese imperial aristocrat man leans more toward his beautiful side to show his grace and nobility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sawerigading hikaru genji visual comparison symbol
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 08:19
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 08:19
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/1858

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