A festival that brings together intangible cultural heritage from across the globe.
Gathering together traditional culture and performing arts that have been passed down the generations in various parts of the world, this project will seek to communicate the significance of cultural diversity and coexistence through intercommunication, helping to ensure that culture is passed on to future generations. Performers from Japan’s Tohoku region and from all five continents will be invited to take part, amplifying its message on the value of intangible cultural heritage.
Various folk entertainments passed down through the generations in each part of Japan are important cultural assets of which we should be proud and which belong to each and every one of us. The Japan Folk Performing Arts Association is the only nationwide organization of its kind, whose membership consists both of groups dedicated to preserving folk entertainments and individuals with an interest in those forms of performing art. The Association seeks to preserve and promote folk performing arts in local communities across the country by holding folk entertainment performances, cultivating instructors and preservation groups, and engaging in international exchange. As such, it will undertake a project aimed at contributing to the promotion and development of Japanese culture.