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Ota City Cultural Promotion Association Project - “Ota Japanese Culture Festival Special Videos ‘Carrying on --National Treasures Preserving Traditions--’” Available Free Online on YouTube

Ota City Cultural Promotion Association has produced documentary videos shining a spotlight on some living national treasures (holders of important intangible cultural properties).

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

This is because “Ota's traditional Japanese Culture Festival” was unfortunately canceled in both 2020 and 2021 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This festival, which had been held every year in collaboration with Japanese cultural organizations in Ota City, was an experience-based project for coming into contact with traditional Japanese culture. We produced these videos as a special project so as not to lose the long-developed opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture.

We hope that people in Japan and overseas can learn the beauty of traditional Japanese culture and the daily efforts and feelings underlying it, with this project as a starting point for raising interest in Japanese culture.

Outline of the videos

Project name:

Ota Japanese Culture Festival Special Videos “Carrying on --National Treasures Preserving Traditions--”

Available on:

Ota City Cultural Promotion Association’s YouTube channel


YONEKAWA Fumiko Ⅱ (Jiuta and Sokyoku Musician) / HON'AMI Koshu (Polishing Japanese swords) / TAKEMOTO Aoidayu (Kabuki Music Takemoto Tayu)


Calligrapher Shoko Kanazawa

Running time:

4 in total (under 15 minutes for each person featured (3 videos) and 1 minutes for promotion video)


Conveying usually unseen images and ideas that are not often shared, such as long developed feelings and efforts towards preserving Japanese culture. Also highlighting the thoughts and struggles in ongoing art projects, and the importance and difficulty of passing on traditions to younger generations.
We have prepared 2 versions of each video (Japanese and English).

Produced in Cooperation:



Ota City Cultural Promotion Association



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