2nd Working Group Session held under the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”

On 11 November 2016, IRCI organised the 2nd Working Group Session of the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. The aim of the working group session was to explore possible approaches and ideas for the project, through inviting specialists in disaster studies from various academic disciplines. IRCI invited Isao Hayashi (Associate Professor, National Museum of Ethnology) as the guest speaker for the 2nd session, who delivered a talk entitled “Disaster culture and the transmission of ICH.” The session was attended by researchers from IRCI and the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, including Wataru Iwamoto, Director-General of IRCI and Emiko Yamanashi, Deputy Director of the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.

IRCI is in the process of programming its 3rd session to be held at the end of January 2017.

Contact Yoko Nojima (IRCI) for further inquiries.

Prof Hayashi talking about the disaster culture and local knowledge