Profile of FRPAC

Tatsue Izumi

Winner of the 4th Ainu Cultural Promotion Award (Individual)

Tatsue Izumi

Tatsue Izumi has made efforts to preserve and transmit the tangible and intangible Ainu culture over many years. Active as the local cultural leader, he has been energetically training successors in an effort to pass on "inaw-sapanpe" making, while serving as a priest at various ceremonies and rituals.
Well-versed in traditional dancing as well, Tatsue Izumi has carried out investigative research on the upopo-rimse of the Mukawa area and has objectified it while serving as a board member of the Mukawa Ainu Bunka Densho Hozonkai (Mukawa Ainu Culture Transmission and Preservation Society). He is making great contributions to the promotion of Ainu culture as he still teaches traditional dancing to his successors.

 

 

Date of birth:April 1, 1913
Current address:Mukawa-cho, Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido

 

1980 Takes part in establishing the Mukawa Ainu Bunka Densho Hozonkai (Mukawa Ainu Culture Transmission and Preservation Society).
1989 Becomes an instructor of inaw-making classes at the Mukawa Branch of the Ainu Association of Hokkaido.
1992 Becomes President of the Mukawa Ainu Bunka Densho Hozonkai.
1995 Serves as a priest at the Shishamokamuinomi held in Mukawa-cho.
1996 Serves as a priest at the Kamuynomi of the Ainu monument in Date.
1997 Serves as a priest at the Kamuynomi of the Ainu monument in Hobetsu-cho, and the ancestral worship service, Icharpa, in Toyoura-cho.
1998 Interviewed for the magazine "NHK Otoko no Shokusai (The Brilliant World of Men's Cooking)" February and March issues.
1999 Interviewed for the magazine "NHK Otoko no Shokusai (The Brilliant World of Men's Cooking)" March issue.

 

Tatsue Izumi has also cooperated in many other investigations and cultural recordings.