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01.10.2017【Aichi】

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Applications open for participation at official event celebrating UNESCO Heritage registration of five Aichi Festivals

UNESCO Heritage registration of five Aichi Festivals

The Cultural Properties Preservation Section, working under the Department of Lifelong Learning of the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education, will host an official event to commemorate the inclusion of five traditional Aichi festivals to the “Yama, Hoko, Yatai, Float Festivals in Japan” entry that made to the List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage for Humanity. The event is expected to be attended by Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura, as well as authority officials of the six cities that host of the festivals. The event includes exhibition of movies and a discussion panel with related parties.

Proficiency in Japanese language is strongly recommended as no translation will be available and all written materials displayed or supplied are expected to be in Japanese.

Admission: Free of charge

Date: January 29th, 2017 (Sunday)

Time: From 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Hall opens at 1:30 PM)

Place: WINC Aichi - Large Hall
Aichi Industry & Labor Center, near Nagoya Station
4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, JAPAN

Execution: Aichi Prefectural Government, Council of Six Cities for Promotion of the UNESCO Registration

Program: Video Prologue, Celebratory “Banzai” Hurrah Salutation, Declaration Vows of “Aichi no Matsuri” (Aichi Festivals), Presentation of the Registration Procedures, Commemorative Discussion Panel


Application (priority for the first 600 applications):

Eligibility: Open for anyone able to apply for pre-registration by postal mail or e-mail

To apply: Just send the information below (in Japanese):
1-Full Name
2-Address
3-Phone number
4-For groups, inform the number of participants

Send to:
Postal Code 460-8534
Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Sannomaru 3-1-2
Aichi Prefectural Board of Education
Department of Lifelong Learning
Cultural Properties Preservation Section

Or by e-mail to syogaigakushu@pref.aichi.lg.jp

Application deadline: January 23rd, 2017 (Monday)

UNESCO Heritage Special Feature on Aichi Now

Information page at Aichi Prefectural Government Web Site (Japanese)

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