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Promotion of the Ainu culture

Ainu culture including oral literature, clothing, music, folkcraft and rituals has a variety of unique characteristics and is a precious historical heritage. Making the most of and promoting these cultural features will prove the diversity of Japanese culture.
However, the successors of Ainu culture and traditions have been decreasing yearly due to the aging, and the training of successors and the restoration and preservation of skills are becoming urgent tasks.
At present, however, Ainu history, traditions and culture are not fully understood by the general public. Dissemination of Ainu culture is essential for the diversified development of Japan's culture.

  1. Transmission and reproduction of Ainu culture
  2. Ainu cultural exchanges
  3. Dissemination of Ainu culture
  4. Recognition of Ainu cultural activities