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The 5th Okinawa Karate Academy will be held.
As part of the efforts to register Okinawan karate as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, a survey of events with "martial physical expression" located in each administrative district, so-called (Mura), has been underway.
The tug-of-war is a typical example of such an event, but it is also known as ga-ei, an act of showing off by groups of both sides, such as stick fighting, fierce clashes between youths, and singing fights between women. This academy will consider tug-of-war events and their martial arts forms of physical expression.
Date: Friday, February 21, 2023, 14:00-16:00 (doors open 13:30~)
Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo Training Room
Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
If you wish to attend, please apply using the application form on the reverse side of this page. Please refer to the reverse side of this page for the application procedure.
Organizer: Karate Promotion Division, Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Okinawa Prefectural Government
This academy will be held in Japanese language only.
The 3rd Okinawa Karate Symposium was held on February 13th from 18:30 to 20:30 JST, UTC+9).
Contents: Efforts for registration as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage
Venue: Okinawa Karate Kaikan Dojo
Format: On-site & Online
Purpose: This symposium was held with the aim of preserving and passing on Okinawa's world-class traditional karate culture to the next generation, and to promote Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, both domestically and internationally.
Please click on the archive below to watch the 3rd symposium.
We would appreciate your cooperation in filling out the survey.
Please answer the questionnaire at this URL. → https://forms.office.com/r/xCfkziktjz
18:32 Greeting by Council President / Mr. Denny Tamaki (Governor of Okinawa)
18:35 Part 1 Keynote Speech Speaker: Mr. Shuhei Saito (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only )
Theme: Designation, Registration, and Recognition of Local Culture
～Theme: Local Culture to be Designated, Registered, and Recognized - From the Field of Cultural Administration
19:10 Part 2: Panel Discussion
Coordinator: Tsuneo Sougawa (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Masayuki Dana (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Hiromichi kubota (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Morio Higashionna (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Shuhei Saito (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Tsuneo Shimabukuro (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
～Mr. Toru Kadekaru (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
20:27 Greetings from a representative of the Okinawa karate community
Mr. Kunio Aragaki (Titile(s) is/are listed in Japanese language only)
Simposium Flyer is avalable from ：UNESCO Flyer
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/okarateic
This exhibition is designed to explore how Okinawan karate has spread throughout Okinawa, Japan, and the world through three main themes.
The first theme focuses on modern karate instructors who have taught and promoted Okinawan karate. Visitors will learn about the ways in which contemporary karate teachers introduced karate into middle school classes using government support strategies. The exhibition will showcase the wisdom and activities of teachers who spread karate throughout Okinawa through newspapers, records, and other means from the Meiji to early Showa period.
Learn how Okinawan karate has spread and developed over time!
Location: Yuntanza Museum, Shinkan 2F Planning Room, Zakimi Castle Ruins World Heritage Site
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.)
Contact: Okinawa Karate Promotion Division
Co-hosts: Okinawa Prefecture, Yomitan Village Board of Education
Address: 708-6 Zakimi, Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture
Sponsors: Okinawa Board of Education, Okinawa Dento Karate Do Shinkokai
Okinawa Karate Exibition (front)