EIU in the world2014.12.05 10:46

 

 

During the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held from November 24th - 28th, 2014, the cultural heritages from eight countries in the Asia and Pacific region have been inscribed to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
These include Kazakh traditional art of Dombra Kuy in Kazakhstan, the traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings) in Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan, Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting in Mongolia, traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab in India, Vi and Giam folk songs of Nghe Tinh in Vietnam, and the Washi craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paper in Japan.

Two out of the eight countries from the Asia and Pacific region that added cultural heritages in the ninth session are in Korea, which is a peninsula divided in to the DPRK and the ROK. With traditional music being regarded as a significant representation of a cultural heritage for Korea, the folk song entitled, “Arirang,” is considered a national symbol. DPRK’s version of “Arirang” has been added, which marks DPRK’s first entry to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Another traditional music form of Korea is entitled, “Nongak,” which is known for its buoyant rhythm and creative style. “Nongak” will also appear on UNESCO’s list, which marks it as the 17th cultural heritage to appear for ROK. 
 
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