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Asahikawa Cikappuni Ainu Minzoku Bunka Hozonkai (Asahikawa Cikappuni Ainu Culture Preservation Society)

Winner of the 8th Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Organization)

Asahikawa Cikappuni Ainu Minzoku Bunka Hozonkai (Asahikawa Cikappuni Ainu Culture Preservation Society)

The Asahikawa Cikappuni Ainu Culture Preservation Society was established in 1983. In 1984, the Ainu old-style dancing that has been handed down and preserved by the Society was designated a significant intangible folk cultural asset of Japan.
The Society has been vigorously engaged in activities to hand down and preserve the Ainu old-style dancing. In addition, it has performed at cultural festivals held nationwide and other events. In 2003, it also performed at "Baltica 2003," held in the Republic of Latvia, one of the three Baltic nations. It contributes to the promotion and dissemination of Ainu culture by introducing it both at home and overseas.


Inauguration: April, 1983
Representative: Kenichi Kawamura
Location: Asahikawa City, Hokkaido

1984 The Ainu old-style dancing that the Society has handed down and preserved designated as one of Japan's significant intangible folk cultural assets
1998 Holds the "Asahikawa Ainu Culture Festival" (has since been held annually)
1999 Performs at the "Ainu Folk Instrument Concert" hosted by Asahikawa City's Board of Education (has since been held annually)
2003 Performs at the "Baltica 2003" (Republic of Latvia)

 

* The Society has also performed the Ainu old-style dancing throughout the nation.