Profile of FRPAC

Kazuto Hosokawa

Winner of the 6th Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Individual)

Kazuto Hosokawa

Kazuto Hosokawa has been a positive participant in Ainu culture transmission activities. In addition, he devotes himself to the training of successors because he strongly feels the need for transmission and preservation of Ainu culture in the Urakawa area with the decreasing number of traditionalists who perform Ainu traditional ceremonies and festivals. Furthermore, he dedicates himself to the promotion of the Ainu language and training of successors as an instructor at the Ainu Language Class of the Urakawa Branch, Ainu Association of Hokkaido and is still engaging in Ainu culture dissemination activities to broaden knowledge of and seek deep understanding of the Ainu in Hokkaido and other parts of Japan, greatly contributing to the promotion of Ainu culture.



Date of birth:November 21, 1922 (currently 80 years old)
Resident of Urakawa-cho, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido


1991 Assumes the post of head of the Urakawa Branch, Ainu Association of Hokkaido
1991 Becomes a teacher at Urakawa Ainu Language Class
1991 Becomes an instructor at Hokkaido Prefectural Technical College (Training for Reemployment System)


* Kazuto Hosokawa has cooperated with a number of surveys and investigations.