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UNESCO lists Japan's intangible cultural heritage treasures

Date: 2009 October 05 17:34

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AFP have posted details about UNESCO's latest additions to the list of intangible cultural heritage.

The Tango has been given most of the headlines, but Japan has 13 additions. Mostly folk dances and processions, including the float-ceremony in Kyoto to a seventh century rice harvest ritual from Akiu. Sekishu-Banshi paper making techniques were also added as well as the Ojiya-chijimi and Echigo-jofu art of making hand-woven, tie-dyed fabrics from the ramie plant.

Source: AFP / Yahoo! News
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