Pola Traditional Japanese Culture Map

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Since 1979, POLA Foundation of Japanese Culture has
worked together with people who protect and pass down intangible cultural heritage.
This “Pola Traditional Japanese Culture Map” presents the individuals who were honored
by our foundation and were the subjects of documentary films thanks to their efforts with intangible cultural heritage.

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Hokkaido/
Tohoku Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Hokkaido

Aomori

Akita

Yamagata

Iwate

Miyagi

Fukushima

Kanto Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Tokyo

Kanagawa

Saitama

Chiba

Tochigi

Ibaraki

Gunma

Hokuriku / Koshinetsu /
Tokai Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Niigata

Yamanashi

Nagano

Ishikawa

Toyama

Fukui

Aichi

Gifu

Shizuoka

Mie

Kinki Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Osaka

Hyogo

Kyoto

Shiga

Nara

Wakayama

Chugoku /
Shikoku Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Okayama

Hiroshima

Tottori

Shimane

Yamaguchi

Kagawa

Tokushima

Ehime

Kochi

Kyushu /
Okinawa Region

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

Fukuoka

Saga

Nagasaki

Kumamoto

Oita

Miyazaki

Kagoshima

Okinawa

Traditional Craft (Kogei) Traditional Performing Art Folk Performing Art

All over Japan

POLA Foundation of Japanese Culture

Established:
December 12, 1979
December 1, 2011 (Registered as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.)
Objectives:
Preserving, passing on and promoting intangible traditional culture, such as prominent traditional craft techniques, traditional performing arts, folk activities and events in Japan to contribute to the improvement and development of Japanese culture.
Address:
Pola 2nd Bldg. 2-2-10 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0031 Japan. Map
Tel:
+81-3-3494-7653
Fax:
+81-3-3494-7597
E-mail:
info@polaculture.or.jp
About the POLA Award for Traditional Japanese Culture:
The “POLA Award for Traditional Japanese Culture,” which was established in 1981, is awarded to individuals and groups who contributed to intangible traditional Japanese culture and are expected to accomplish more in the future, so as to honor their continued achievements and improved performance. Award categories are for intangible traditional culture, such as traditional handicraft techniques, traditional performing arts, folk activities and events. There are three awards: Excellence Award, Encouragement Award and Regional Award.
About Traditional Culture Documentary Films:
Since 1980 the finest of Japan’s intangible culture, such as distinguished techniques by living national treasures, and folk activities and events passed down across Japan, have been featured in documentary films. Approximately 50 documentary films have been made so far and many of them have received film awards.