Jasri is one of traditional villages in Karangasem regency. With the people of mostly live as farmers, fishermen, traditional craftspeople and labors, the people of Jasri are still strongly up hold their unique culture and tradition.
The life of the people in Jasri is still very communal with organization of compact board of councils “Desa” or village and “Banjars” the smaller counties of village. All aspect of life related to their tradition are placed in the hands the two major traditional committees; The Banjar – which arrange all the village festivals, marriage ceremonies as well as cremations, and The Subak – an organization consisting of farmers who decide on ways of irrigation – to make sure every rice fields get a fair distribution of water, buying seeds, planting the seeds and etc.
Rejang, an ancient dance performs only in a temple anniversary in inner courtyard of the temple to delight and entertain the visiting god and spirit. Rejang consist of a slow procession, but participants conduct themselves with extreme grace and delicacy. It is a dignified and elegant affair. Compare to other Balinese dances, rejang is the most dream-like dance, surpassing all one can imagine of smooth, unending motion. It is accompanied by mysterious old melody subtle, smooth as the dance and with the similar feeling of infinity.