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Kushiro Rimuse Preservation Society of Harutori Ainu old-style Dancing

Winner of the 3rd Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Organization)

Kushiro Rimuse Preservation Society of Harutori Ainu old-style Dancing
(Important intangible folk cultural property)

The Society was established in 1967 because many researchers of Ainu culture visited the Kushiro area in the mid 1950s and pointed out the importance of the succession of Ainu culture and because some Ainu leaders were highly aware of its significance and eager to transmit it. Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, the Society has been active in transmitting Ainu culture since its establishment. It has been successful in cross-cultural exchanges and awareness-raising activities through its performances in the Kushiro district and other parts of Hokkaido, at the National Culture Festival and Folk Performing Art Contest held by the Agency of Cultural Affairs, as well as in the Philippines, U.S.A. and other countries.

 

 

Inauguration:February 1967
Representative:Seijiro Yae
Address: Kushiro, Hokkaido

 

1984 Designated as an important intangible cultural property by the national government.
1985 Performs in the Philippines for the Asia Minority Race Culture Festival.
1986 Performs at the Hokkaido-Tohoku Block Folk Performing Art Contest.
1990 Performs at the Ainu Folk Culture Festival.
1993 Performs at the Kinki-Tohoku-Hokuriku Block Folk Performing Art Contest.Performs at National Culture Festival Iwate '93.
1995 Participates in the America-Japan Week.
1996 Performs at elementary and junior high schools in the city.
1997 Presents a performance to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
1998 Performs at elementary and junior high schools in the city.