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Chitose Ainu Bunka Densho Hozonkai (Chitose Ainu Culture Transmission and Preservation Society)

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

Chitose Ainu Bunka Densho Hozonkai (Chitose Ainu Culture Transmission and Preservation Society)

Since its 1990 foundation, the Society began its activities centering on the Ainu old-style dancing, and has actively worked to hand down and preserve Ainu culture up to the present through the establishment of the Ainu Language and Ainu Embroidery Classes, production of utensils used daily by the Ainu, restoration of local traditions, ceremonies and rituals, and so on.
Through the annual Ainu Traditional Craftwork Exhibition, the Society has spread Ainu culture among a great number of citizens and hosted gatherings to enable students to come into contact with Ainu culture at elementary and junior high schools in neighboring municipalities, making contribution to the promotion, transmission and development of Ainu culture.


Inauguration: April, 1990
Representative: Mutsuko Nakamoto
Location: Chitose City, Hokkaido

1991 Establishes the Ainu Language and Ainu Embroidery Classes
Holds "Asir cep nomi" (has since been held annually)
1992 Replicates a canoe and holds "Cip sanke"(has since been held annually)
1993 The Ainu old-style dancing designated as a Chitose Folk Cultural Asset
1995 The Ainu old-style dancing that has been handed down and preserved designated as one of Japan's significant intangible folk cultural assets
2001 Holds the "Ainu Traditional Handcrafts Exhibition" (has since been held annually)
2002 Performs the Ainu old-style dancing at the Masao Koga Memorial Museum (Tokyo)

 

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