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Theme of the 3rd Training Course for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage “Inventory Making of ICH in Japan – from research to listing”

Why is the Kyoto Gion Festival Conducted?

Mr. YAMAJI Kozo
Representative Director, Society of Folkloric Performing Arts

Outline

  1. Why is the Kyoto Gion Festival Conducted?
  2. Geographical features of Kyoto
  3. History of the Kyoto Gion Festival
  4. Two features of the festival
    1. 3-1. Attitudes of rulers in Heian period (794-1184)
    2. 3-2. Attitudes of city dwellers in the 14th century and later
    3. 3-2. City of Kyoto around the 16th century
  5. Forms of Shinza
  6. Organizations that supported Yamahoko Junko
  7. The Festival and the people’s lives in Shimogyo
  8. Organizations supporting Yamahoko Junko now

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Lecture 1
Japanese Administrative System for Safeguarding ICH

Mr. KIKUCHI Kensaku, Chief Senior Cultural Properties Specialist
Cultural Properties Department, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho)

Lecture 3
Why is the Kyoto Gion Festival Conducted?

Mr. YAMAJI Kozo, Representative Director, Society of Folkloric Performing Arts

Lecture 5
ICH Inventory Making in Kyoto Prefecture

Mr. ARII Hiroyuki, Senior Staff, Cultural Properties Division, Department of Guidance, Kyoto Prefectural Board of Education

Lecture 2
Inventory-Making of ICH in Japan

Mr. MIYATA Shigeyuki, Director, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Lecture 4
Tapestries Used for the Kyoto Gion Festival and their Preservation

Mr. FUJII Kenzo, Adviser, Nishijin Textile Industrial Association

Lecture 6
Making Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nara City

Mr. IWASAKA Nanao, Director, Listed Cultural Property Division, Cultural Property Department, Nara Municipal Board of Education

Lecture 8
Prospects for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kyoto

Mr. UEKI Yukinobu, Former Professor of Kyoto Gakuen University