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Niikappu Ethnic Culture Preservation Society

Winner of the 9th Ainu Cultural Award (Organization)

Niikappu Ethnic Culture Preservation Society

The Niikappu Ethnic Culture Preservation Society was established by volunteers with an aim to transmit and preserve the Ainu culture that had been handed down locally and has been earnestly and honesetly engaging in a broad range of transmission and preservation activities with regard to traditional Ainu culture, such as Ainu old-style dancing and lifestyles. In 1994, Ainu old-style dancing that had been transmitted and preserved by the Society was designated as part of the nation's Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
The Society actively participates in art festivals and other forums in Hokkaido and other parts of Japan, and continuously provides opportunities for deepening accurate knowledge and understanding of the Ainu culture, through hands-on study, for example, thereby contributing greatly to the dissemination and awareness raising of the Ainu culture.


Inauguration : July 1989
Representative : Kazuko Miyano
Location : Niikappu Town, Hokkaido

1989 Participates in the 1st Ainu Folk Culture Festival ( also participates in the 4th, 6th, 7th and 17th Ainu Folk Cultural Festival)
1994 Ainu old-style dancing transmitted and preserved by the Society designated as part of the nation's Important Intagible Folk Cultural Property
1995 Participates in the 7th Ainu Folk Culture Festival
2001 Participates in the Ainu Cultural Festival 2001 ( Niigata City )
2003

Participates in the Community Cultural Exchange Festival (Okinawa Prefecture)

 

* They have also participated in numerous other events, festivals, etc.