The "Otawa Festival" is a project started by the association in 2017, and is a festival where you can experience various traditional Japanese cultures in one day.
Every year, with the cooperation of traditional cultural groups active in Ota Ward, performances, exhibitions, and hands-on work such as koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, kotsuzumi, taiko, calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower art, Japanese dance, and wadaiko. We have events such as shops where you can easily enjoy traditional Japanese culture.
To prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, the project was canceled in both 2020 and 2021.However, because I do not want to lose the opportunity to come into contact with traditional Japanese culture, I focused on three living national treasures (holders of important intangible cultural assets) living in Ota Ward as a special project of the "Otawa Festival". , I am producing a documentary video that captures precious figures such as "feelings" facing traditional culture, unknown "efforts", and "traditional power" that has been passed down for many years.
The video will be available on our YouTube channel in early March.
We will produce not only the Japanese version but also the English version for overseas to disseminate the traditional culture of Japan.
Please have a look.
Born in Oshima-cho, Tokyo in 35.He always attaches great importance to the teachings of his predecessors, constantly strives to study, and his attitude toward the stage has earned the deep trust of Kabuki actors and other performers.In addition, he is widely active in song restoration activities while focusing on teaching younger generations.Certified as an important intangible cultural property holder (living national treasure) in the first year of Reiwa.
Born in 14.Learned the technique handed down to the Honaya family, who has been a Japanese sword polishing business since the Muromachi period, and handles the polishing of swords designated as national treasures and important cultural properties.In 26, it was certified as an important intangible cultural property holder (living national treasure).In 28, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays for the Spring Medal.
Born in Taisho 15th year.Presided over by Sochokai (Ota Ward).Honorary Chairman of the Japan Sankyoku Association.His real name is Misao Yonekawa.Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 6.In 11, the second generation Fumiko Yonekawa was named.In 12, received the Order of the Precious Crown.In 20, certified as an important intangible cultural property holder (living national treasure).Received the Japan Art Academy Prize and Gift Award in 25.
Shoko Kanazawa (calligrapher)
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