Since making a miniature sailboat in 1980, seeks to spread awareness Witjaksono Djuhhari nautical throughout Archipelago . Various miniature boats , which were started in the bottle to measuring 2 meters , scattered across Indonesia through hands Djuhhari .
Sampai now , five grandchildren grandfather was still actively oversee Maritime Folk Art Studios ( SSBT ) in Mojokerto , East Java , which produces a variety of miniature boat models and shapes . In fact , the studio also accept young people who want to practice the skills of making miniature boats .
" A few months ago there were five people from Ambon who intern for three months . After that , another 20 people came from Riau to study here , " said Djuhhari , mid- June. Since 1980 has been a lot of crafters from all over Indonesia who studied him .
In 1986 Djuhhari do a little research to find the original form of Majapahit boat . Various books that combined the power of imagination and hand skills produced an early form of Majapahit boat .
He went to a number of temples , such as in Blitar and Borobudur in Magelang , to study the forms of boats that period . He also visited the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam , Netherlands , to complete understanding about the boat shape Majapahit .
Reconstruction efforts Majapahit miniature boat was approaching the ideal form in 1991. Three years later , a cigarette factory in Indonesia include the Majapahit boat models in the calendar their publications and distributed throughout Indonesia .
Miniature boats increasingly popular to some people imitate and claim to be the author . Djuhhari then take care of the copyright. On August 4, 1999 , he got the boat Majapahit copyright of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights ( now the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights ) .
Two boats Majapahit measuring 2.5 meters was dilegonya. One of them is the former Governor of East Java Basofi
Commander of TKR / TNISudirman. One type of boat was still there even though he kept a bid worth USD 40 million.
" However , it was not my boat kasihkan . 's For my master , " said Djuhhari .
There is a basket in the form of the stern end of the boat , to accommodate the stone and functioned as an anchor . There are also models of small birds perched on some parts of the Majapahit boat .
"In the past , pigeons are used to send messages , " said Djuhhari .
There are also other details in the master's boat , like a pile of bamboo models on the left and right side of the boat body function adds buoyancy boat .
Skill and diligence Djuhhari then made him one of the references to the history of Majapahit . On June 29, 2009 , for example , he became one of the speakers on the seminar held Majapahit Majapahit Japan Association and Director of Archaeological Heritage of Indonesia in Jakarta .
Japan Majapahit Association based in Tokyo it intends to trace the glory of the kingdom of Majapahit in whitewater ocean expeditions around the world . The boat will be used for that purpose plans are based artificial artificial vessel reign of the kingdom of Majapahit .
Yoshiaki Takajo of Japan Majapahit Association said , works Djuhhari used as a reference . To that end , Djuhhari will present the results of research and his study of the Majapahit boat with a number of professors from Japan , France , Germany , and Indonesia. " Because no one has ever seen the ship , " said Yoshiaki .
According Djuhhari , the possibility of development constraints Majapahit boat expedition for the sake of it regarding technical issues . The reason , he makes miniature boat did not take into account the strength and viability of the screen .
" These boats just right ornaments . 's Why , later many experts are also involved , " said Djuhhari .
The expedition was intended to introduce the values of the high culture of Indonesia . Yoshiaki explained , the purpose of the expedition was to look back at the great value Majapahit era in the economic , social , and cultural .
" If we wait ( nation ) we , will not walk. While there 's people who care , yes we welcome . Shame - shame a little , it's okay , " said Djuhhari about the spirit of the Japanese people who initiated the expedition of Majapahit .
Born in Malang , Djuhhari graduated from STM Negeri Malang part of the building in 1957 . His mother , a farm worker , and his father was insufficient family income as a driver . 1957-1963 Djuhhari start working on one of the contracting agency in Malang . Since 1963 he became a building contractor who built the office building .
As a young man , he was active in the organization of Pandu Rakyat Indonesia . However , he did not continue scouting activities during the Boy Scouts because he felt that the movement had " infiltrated " political interests . Feeling concerned with the Indonesian people who pursue the marine world , making Djuhhari swerved in 1980 .
During 1980-1985 he was not growing construction business . 1985 all documents related to the construction business burned . " Wis. ( already ) , replace the new world , " said Djuhhari jokingly.
Capitalized hand skills and a number of books , starting creating Djuhhari . The books that he obtained from a variety of sources , ranging from library Trowulan Heritage Preservation Hall , East Java , to purchase abroad .
Various expressions about the ancestors of Indonesia called as sailors and philosophy regarding the boat actually encouraged him start a new business .
" Our ancestors the sailors . Therefore , I am confident , God willing , even people who live in mountain tops though anyone have marine life , " he said .
Not surprisingly , the primary mission he chose traditional crafts miniature sailboat was introduced about maritime culture that seemed lost among the younger generation . In fact , the word Djuhhari , type of sailboat in Indonesia very much . However , various types of boats that have not been recorded completely and clearly .
Even for Java alone , he added , there are no fewer than 50 types of traditional sailboats . Forms of traditional sailboat was not widely known because the start is forgotten and almost no documentation about it .
" We are an agricultural nation as well as maritime . Yet we forget the sea , instead of foreigners who take advantage of our oceans , " said Djuhhari . e-ti
Sources : Reuters , Tuesday, June 30, 2009 with the title " Djuhhari , Majapahit Boat and Marine Spirit " | Ingki Rinaldi