全日本郷土芸能協会の沿革

About Japan Folk Performing Arts Association
(JFPAA/Zen-kyoo-gei)

 Japan Folk Performing Arts Association (JFPAA/Zen-kyoo-gei) was established in 1973, for the purpose of reservation and promotion of folk performing arts of Japan. It is the only all-nation organization consist of:
  1. performing groups
  2. groups/person interested in folk performing arts
The folk performing arts in each village and town of Japan are the most proud assets of our culture. There are, however, so many problems when we attempt to develop and hand them down to younger generations. Our association has been and will be trying to work out these problems through our own and commissioned projects as follows.


Our Projects

1. International Cultural Exchange Project
JFPAA produce various international events to promote the cultural exchange of folk performance between Japan and foreign countries, on commissin of organizers such as The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japanese government, The Japan Foundation, local governments and so on.

The International Folk Performing Arts Festival (annual from 1996)
Fukui International Arts Festival (1994/1997)
The International Festival of Oni (1997)
Japan Folk Song Festival/Song and Dance Festival of Aisa and The Pacific (1977-1995)
Projects to dispatch performing groups to abroad (24 cities in 18 countries)


2. Domestic Project
JFPAA organize events/exhibition of folk performance as a stimulus to its development, in association with national/local government bureaus of education, culture and tourism.

The National Festival of Shishi-Mai (a lion-like-shaped spirit dance) (annual from a 1998)
National Summit of Village Kabuki-Theater (1977-)
execution of the events organized by public agencies
execution of the events regarding folk performance in expo


3. Service for Members
JFPAA provides following services to make a good understandings of folk performance and friendship among the members.

JFPAA News Letter (quarterly)
video concert of our libraly
study meeting regarding traditional festival (domestic and foreign)
seminar/symposium regarding folk performance
general meeting of members



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