Profile of FRPAC

Sada Ueno

Winner of the 2nd Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Individual)

Sada Ueno

Sada Ueno has begun activities of preservation of Ainu old-style dancing from late 1940s and played a central role in the establishment of the Obihiro Kamuytou Upopo Preservation Society in 1932.
Since then, she has been taking an active role as the core member of this Preservation Society and instructing successors.
After acquiring techniques of Ainu traditional costumes sewing and Ainu-design embroidery through self-education, she served as an instructor in Obihiro region and contributed greatly to the transmission, preservation and prosperity of Ainu culture.

 

 

Date of birth: January 20, 1921
Current address: Obihiro, Hokkaido

 

1945 Begins activities of preservation of Ainu old-style dancing
1957 Establishes Obihiro Kamuytou Upopo Preservation Society Assumes the post of an instructor of Ainu old-style dancing and singing
1982 Obihiro Kamuytou Upopo Preservation Society designated as one of Obihiro City's significant intangible folk cultural assets
1984 Obihiro Kamuytou Upopo Preservation Society designated as one of Japan's significant intangible folk cultural assets
1993 Assumes the post of a teacher at Obihiro Ainu Language Class

 

* She has also cooperated with many surveys and investigations.