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Toshi Ueda

Winner of the 2nd Ainu Cultural Award (Individual)

Toshi Ueda

Toshi Ueda has inherited many works of oral literature from her sister, the late Kimi Kimura, who was known as a successor of Ainu culture. She is also involved in transmission and preservation activities. She has cooperated in the production of many Ainu language textbooks and videos, and appeared in those videos. She recited "Uepeker " at the Ainu Culture Festival. Ueda has made a great contribution to the diffusion of the Ainu language. Her sincerity in learning new uepeker, even now that she is over 80 years old, sets an example for other successors of Ainu culture.

 

 

Date of birth: October 3, 1912
Current address: Biratori-cho, Saru-gun, Hokkaido

 

1987 Cooperates in the production of the Ainu language textbook and video "Ainu Conversation" produced by the Kamuyturano Association, and appears in the video.
1992 Cooperates in the production of the Ainu language textbook and video "A Frozen Mandarin Orange" produced by the Katayama Institute of Linguistic and Cultural Reserch, and appears in the video.
1994 Cooperates in the production of the Ainu language textbook and video "AKOR ITAK" produced by the Ainu Association of Hokkaido, and appears in the video.
1995 Cooperates in investigations conducted by the Hokkaido Board of Education, the Ainu Museum and other organizations, and the production of a documentary film "Seasons and Lives of the Ainu 3 -- Storing, Drinking and Eating" produced by the Association for the Transmission and Maintenance of Ainu Intangible Culture.
1996 Receives the Hokkaido Award for Distinguished Service in the Conservation of Cultural Properties . Certified as a holder of designated intangible folk cultural properties by the town of Biratori.

 

* Has cooperated in many other surveys and the production of historical records.