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Shigee Ota

Winner of the 9th Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Individual)

Shigee Ota

She was born in Shintotsukawa and moved to Asahikawa after marriage, where she learned the Ainu language of the Asahikawa region and Ainu traditional women's manual labor from her mother-in-law, the late Shimo Ohta.
In 1998, she won a prize for her citarpe (large mat) at the Ainu Craftwork Contest held under the auspices of the Foundation for Reseach and Promotion of Ainu Culture. She has also won outstanding performance awards in 2004 and 2005 and her highly valued craftwork has won numerous prizes in craftwork contests.
She currently teaches younger generations dancing, embroidery and rituals in the Asahikawa region for the transmission and preservation of the Ainu culture, thereby contributing to the promotion, dissemination and awareness raising of the Ainu culture.



Date of birth:February 3, 1929 (currently 76 years old)
Resident of Asahikawa City, Hokkaido

1998 Wins a prize in the Ainu Craftwork Contest
2001 Wins the Hokkaido Board of Education Superintendent Award at the 34th Hokkaido Ainu Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition
2004 Wins the outstanding performance award at the Ainu Craftwork Contest
2005 Wins the outstanding performance award at the Ainu Craftwork Contest

 

* She has also cooperated with many surveys and investigations.