Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties are designated based on the following designation criteria:
- Necessities of life: clothes, accessories, eating and drinking tools, household furnishings and other residential items
- Manufacture, livelihood: farming implements, fishing and hunting gear, artisan tools, spinning and weaving equipment, other items related to work
- Traffic, transportation, communication: means of transport, boats, express messenger implements and other items related to barriers
- Trade, commerce: calculation and measurement tools, signs, licenses, and other shop related items
- Social life: gift exchange, implements for guards and judgements, boarding houses
- Religious faith: ritual implements, implements for Buddhist mass, votive offerings, idols, magic implements, and other items associated with shrines
- Knowledge of folk customs: calendars, implements for fortune telling, medical tools, and other items related to institutional education
- Folk entertainment, amusement, games: costumes, implements, musical instruments, masks, dolls, toys, and other items related to the stage
- Related to the life of people: upbringing, important celebrations in family relationships, maternity rooms
- Annual functions or events: implements for the Japanese New Year, seasonal festivals or the Bon Festival
Criteria Materials from any of the above categories are then judged based on whether they exemplify:
- historical change
- a characteristic typical for the period
- a regional characteristic
- a characteristic of the level of life
- a functional aspect
|Necessities of life||30|
|Traffic, transportation, communication||19|
|Knowledge of folk customs||7|
|Folk entertainment, amusement, games||23|
|Related to the life of people||3|
|Annual functions or events||3|
Designated cultural properties
Necessities of life
|Collection of implements of daily life of the Ainu people (アイヌの生活用具コレクション, ainu no seikatsu yōgu korekushon)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Collection of 750 articles originating from a horse-riding ground and donations including 197 items related to necessities of life, 174 to manufacture, 9 to transportation, 362 to religion and 8 musical instruments||Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples, Hakodate, Hokkaidō|
|Implements of daily life of the Ainu people from Nibutani, Hokkaidō, and surroundings (北海道二風谷及び周辺地域のアイヌ生活用具コレクション, hokkaidō nibutani oyobi shūhen chiiki no ainu seikatsu yōgu korekushon)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Collection of implements used by the Ainu people around Nibutani in their daily life. Total of 1,121 items including 82 articles of clothing, 263 related to manufacture and livelihood, 47 to traffic and communication, 98 to social life, 376 to religion, 13 to the knowledge of folk customs, 22 to entertainment and games, 42 to the lifetime of a person||Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum and Kayano Shigeru Nibutani Ainu Archive (萱野茂二風谷アイヌ資料館, kayano shigeru nibutani ainu shiryōkan), Biratori, Hokkaidō|
|Southern Tsugaru quilted clothes (津軽・南部のさしこ着物, tsugaru nanbu no sashiko kimono)||1.1, 2.3||786 quilted articles of clothes from southern Tsugaru area with design based on the diamond shape, including 175 long, 174 short, 76 sleeveless, 374 tatsuke working trousers, and 37 maedare||Aomori Prefectural Museum, Aomori, Aomori|
|Collection of southern quilted work clothes (南部のさしこ仕事着コレクション, nanbu no sashiko shigotogi korekushon)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||64 articles of quilted work clothes from southern Aomori Prefecture including 31 items of long and short type, 6 sleeveless items, 22 yamabakama, and 5 maedare||Misawa Memorial Hall for Forerunners (三沢市先人記念館, misawashi senjin kinenkai), Misawa, Aomori|
|Items for use during snowy periods from Sawauchi and surroundings (沢内及び周辺地域の積雪期用具, sawauchi oyobi shūhen chiiki no sekisetsuki yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||1,792 items including 297 articles related to clothing, 170 to eating habits, 192 to manners of housing, 704 to manufacture and livelihood, 75 to traffic and communication, 272 to transportation, 63 to entertainment and games, 19 to religion||Hekishōji Temple Museum (碧祥寺博物館, hekishōji hakubutsukan), Nishiwaga, Iwate|
|Collection of masks for work (作業用覆面コレクション, sagyōyō fukumen korekushon)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Collection of 59 items from Tōhoku used for covering the face during manual labour including: 20 head cloths, 35 kerchiefs, 3 furoshiki and 1 other article||North Asia University Snow Country Folklore Museum (ノースアジア大学附属雪国民俗館), Akita, Akita|
|Collection of Kurimono and related tools from Shōnai and surrounding areas (庄内および周辺地のくりものコレクション 附 工具, shōnai oyobi shūhenchi no kurimono korekushon tsuketari kōgu)||1.1, 2.3, 2.5||Items of daily use such as mortars, bowls and containers characteristic of life in mountain villages and carved by hand from wood. Total of 229 articles including 122 wooden bowls, 25 mortars, 19 salt containers, 15 "soro," 48 other items, and 21 tools.||Chidō Museum, Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|Shōnai collection of work clothes (庄内の仕事着コレクション, shōnai no shigotogi korekushon)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Work clothes from the Shōnai region made of various materials such as hemp and cotton. Total of 126 articles including 68 pieces of long/short clothing, 49 no-sleeve pieces, and 9 work hakama.||Chidō Museum, Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|Shōnai collection of wooden drinking vessels (庄内の木製酒器コレクション, shōnai no mokusei shuki korekushon)||1.1, 2.3||Sake casks, decanter and cups from Yamagata Prefecture, many of which are lacquered and were congratulary gifts or used in celebrations or on outings. Total of 77 articles including 38 casket-shaped sake vessels, 17 variegated sake vessels, 10 sake bottles/lipped bowls, and 12 sake cups.||Chidō Museum, Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|Collection of Daihō-ji pottery (大宝寺焼コレクション, daihō-ji-yaki korekushon)||1.1, 2.3||Everyday pottery produced in Tsuruoka from the Edo period to the mid-Meiji period. 234 articles in total including 101 sake bottles, 50 items for blanching food (yudooshi) and 83 other items.||Chidō Museum, Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|Date region silkworm egg cards and implements related to sericulture and spinning (伊達の蚕種製造及び養蚕・製糸関連用具, date no sanshu seizō oyobi yōsan seishi kannen yōgu)||1,344 articles||Hobara Museum of History and Culture (保原歴史文化資料館), Date, Fukushima|
|Implements of life and private house from upper Fujiwara (old Kumogoshi residence) (上州藤原（旧雲越家）の生活用具及び民家, jōshū fujiwara (kyū-kumogoshi-ke) no seikatsu yōgu oyobi minka)||1.1, 1.2||One minka house from a mountain community and 2,797 items including articles related to manufacture (506), daily existence (1893), religion (190), others (208).||Kumogoshi Historical Residence (雲越家住宅資料館), Fujiwara, Minakami, Gunma|
|Implements of life from the Hamura private house (old Shimoda residence) (羽村の民家（旧下田家）とその生活用具, hamura no minka (kyūshimodake) to sono seikatsu yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||One minka house and 1,209 items including articles related to clothing (33), eating habits (43), manner of housing (23), agriculture (38), fishing (17), sericulture (358), spinning and weaving (193), various professions (30), trade (15), religion (302), folk knowledge (35), and 22 others. The house was established in 1847 and was the main residence of the Shimoda family. It was donated in 1979 to Hamura city. 3.50 by 7.27 m (11.5 by 23.9 ft), hip-and-gable (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] grass thatched roof.||Hamura City Folk Art Museum (羽村市郷土博物館), Daishoji Shikiji, Hamura, Tokyo|
|Collection of mountain hakama (yamabakama) (hinagata miniature clothes, momohiki pantaloons, underpants, outer garments and improved work clothes) (山袴コレクション 附 引解 雛形 モモヒキ 下穿 上衣 改良仕事服, yama-bakama korekushon tsuketari himotoki hinagata momohiki shitabaki uwagi kairyō-shigoto-gi)||1.1, 2.1, 2.3||Collection of 119 pieces of mountain hakama (yama-bakama) and other work clothes including 42 tachitsuke pants, 50 monpe women's work pants, 14 trousers of karusan style and 13 others.||Miyamoto Memorial Foundation (宮本記念財団), Tokyo|
|Kiyose uchiori (清瀬のうちおり, kiyose no uchiori)||1.1, 2.2, 2.3||Collection of 469 uchiori, articles of clothing for home use made by farmer women from scrap material. The articles date from the early Meiji period to the Shōwa period and include haori, hanten, chanchanko (チャンチャンコ), juban (襦袢), koshimaki (腰巻), obi, tabi, gloves, furoshiki and bags. Also included in the designation are collected raw materials and tools.||Kiyose City Folk Museum, Kiyose, Tokyo|
|Items for use during snowy periods from Tōkamachi (十日町の積雪期用具, tōkamachi no sekisetsuki yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||3,868 items including 569 articles related to clothing, 655 to eating habits, 575 to manners of housing, 1,285 to manufacture and livelihood, 97 to traffic and communication, 171 to transportation, 19 for social life, 25 related to knowledge of folk customs, 226 to entertainment and games, 246 related to etiquette.||Tōkamachi City Museum (十日町市博物館), Tōkamachi, Niigata|
|Items for use during snowy periods from the Tōhoku region (東北日本の積雪期用具 附 改良形用具, tōhoku nihon no sekisetsuki yōgu tsuketari kairyōgata yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Various objects for use during the winter period in Tōhoku: headgear, straw raincoats, gloves, sow hakama, snow shoes, footwear (hakimono), leather-soled sandals, gliding implements, tools for snow removal, and hunting equipment. 243 plus 3 items including 119 accessories, 65 articles related to communication, 15 related to transport, 21 to snow removal, 17 articles of hunting equipment and 6 other articles.||Nagaoka Municipal Science Museum (長岡市立科学博物館) (229 items) and Nagaoka City Museum of Local History (長岡市郷土史料館) (14 items), Nagaoka, Niigata|
|Items for use during snowy periods from the foot of Mount Haku (白山麓の積雪期用具, hakusanroku no sekisetsuki yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||2,236 items for use in the winter period including articles related to transportation, communication, amusement and games.||(有形民俗文化財収蔵庫), Daishoji Shikiji, Kaga, Ishikawa|
|Implements of life from Shiramine (白峰の出作り生活の用具, shiramine no dezukuri seikatsu yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||1,331 items from Shiramine mountain village including: articles related to slash-and-burn agriculture (275), sericulture (107), handwork (116), transport and trade (126), clothing (250), eating habits (275), manner of housing (128), religion (54).||Hakusan Folk Museum (石川県立白山ろく民俗資料館), Hakusan, Ishikawa|
|Shiramine minka ("mountain hut") and implements of life (白峰の出作り民家（山の小屋）と生活用具, shiramine no dezukuri minka (yama no koya) to seikatsu yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Minka style private house from Shiramine mountain village. 7.19 by 16.23 m (23.6 by 53.2 ft), hip-and-gable (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] grass thatched roof.||Hakusan Folk Museum (石川県立白山ろく民俗資料館), Hakusan, Ishikawa|
|Lamps used around Shinano and woodblock prints (信濃及び周辺地域の灯火用具 附 版画等関係資料, shinano oyobi shūhen chiiki no tōka yōgu tsuketari hanga tō kankei shiryō)||1.1, 2.1, 2.3||Collection of firing equipment, "fat pine" (肥松用具, koematsu), oil and petroleum lamps used around Shinano. 907 plus 56 items including: 26 koematsu (fat pine) lamps, 248 oil lamps, 206 candle lamps, 12 臭生水 lamps, 193 petroleum lamps, 96 firing tools, 31 items related to production of spills (wood for lighting) and 105 other articles.||Japanese Lamp Museum (日本のあかり博物館), Obuse, Nagano|
|Collection of Someya ware pottery (染屋焼コレクション, someyayaki korekushon)||1.1, 2.2, 2.3||66 items of Someya ware including: 46 jars and earthenware pots, 12 bowls and 8 other articles used for storing water, salt or as mortar.||UEDA City Museum (上田市立博物館), Ueda, Nagano|
|Items for use during snowy periods from Miyagawa and surroundings (宮川及び周辺地域の積雪期用具, miyagawa oyobi shūhen chiiki no sekisetsuki yōgu)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||2800 items including: 339 articles of clothing, 497 related to eating habits, 495 to manner of housing, 1025 to occupation, 78 to traffic and communication, 259 to transportation, 12 to social life, 74 to entertainment and 21 related to religion.||Hida Miyagawa Anthropology Museum (飛騨みやがわ考古民俗館), Miyagawa, Hida, Gifu|
|Articles for daily life and manufacture from the Yamaki site (山木遺跡の生産・生活用具, yamaki iseki no seisan seikatsu yōgu)||1.1. ,1.2, 2.2||Agricultural tools and implements for daily life such as wooden bowls or eathenware vessels excavated in 1950 from the Yamaki site.||Nirayama Historical Museum (韮山郷土史料館), Izunokuni, Shizuoka|
|Collection of hyōsoku oil lamps (秉燭コレクション, hyōsoku korekushon)||1.1||178 items including 88 ordinary hyōsoku oil lamps, 30 hanging lamps, 50 other lamps and 10 accessory articles.||Gamagori City Museum (蒲郡市博物館), Gamagōri, Aichi|
|Collection of Tanba ware pottery (丹波焼コレクション, tanbayaki korekushon)||1.1, 2.1, 2.3||150 pieces of Tanba pottery including: 66 hu, 14 bowls, 52 sake bottles, 6 mizusashi water jars, 3 mizugame water jars, 3 flower vases, and 6 other items.||Kyoto|
|Minka (Gasshō-zukuri house from Shirakawa) (民家（白川の合掌造, minka (shirakawa no gasshō-zukuri)||1.1||Gasshō-zukuri style vernecular house from the second half of the 18th century transferred to the museum due to the construction of a dam. 17.5 by 12.5 m (57 by 41 ft) with thatched roof.||Open-Air Museum Of Old Japanese Farm Houses (日本民家集落博物館), Hattori Ryokuchi Park, Toyonaka, Osaka|
|Items for use during snowy periods from Okuiishi and environment (奥飯石および周辺地域の積雪期用具, okuiishi oyobi shūhen chiiki no sekisetsuki yōgu)||1.1, 2.3||150 articles for use in snow: 19 for snow removal, 114 accessories, 12 for transport, 5 for hunting.||Iinan Folk Museum (飯南町民俗資料館), Iinan, Shimane|
|Footwear collection (はきものコレクション, hakimono korekushon)||1.1, 2.1, 2.3||Nationwide collection of 2,266 items of traditional footwear such as hanao, zōri, geta or waraji.||Japan Footwear Museum (日本はきもの博物館), Matsunaga-chō, Fukuyama, Hiroshima|
|Implements of life from Tarutoko and Yawata mountain villages and a private house (樽床・八幡山村生活用具および民家, tarutoko, yawatasan son seikatsu yōgu oyobi minka)||1.1, 1.2, 2.3||Collection unearthed around 1960 from Tarutoko and Yawata villages which were submerged due to the construction of a dam at Lake Hijiri. Total of 479 items: related to necessities of life 247 (of this 28 items of furniture, 25 articles for making fire, 64 cooking implements, 62 articles for food and drink, 68 pieces of garments), related to production 185 (of these 49 farming tools, 12 woodcutting tools, 3 pieces of hunting equipment, 77 implements for spinning and weaving, and 35 for animal husbandry), others 47 (of these 14 related to sanitation, 9 to trade, 14 to transport). Also included is one house from the beginning of the Edo period in Tarutoko built in chūmon-zukuri style.[ex 2]||Geihoku Folklore Museum (芸北民俗博物館), Nishiyawatahara, Kitahiroshima, Hiroshima|
Traffic, transportation, communication
|Ainu dugout canoe (Kashōyō) (アイヌのまるきぶね(河沼用), ainu no marukibune (kashōyō))||1.3, 1.2||Dugout boat made of a single Manchurian Ash tree and used by the Ainu for transportation and fishing in rivers and lakes. Length ca. 6 m (20 ft).||Hokkaido University Natural History Museum (北方民族資料室) (Botanical Gardens), Sapporo, Hokkaidō|
|Collection of mudamahagi type fishing boats from Tsugaru Strait and surrounding areas (津軽海峡及び周辺地域のムダマハギ型漁船コレクション, tsugaru kaikyō oyobi shūhen chiiki no mudamahagi-gata gyosen korekushon)||1.3, 2.3||Collection of 67 wooden fishing boats used around Tsugaru Strait. Included are 43 mudamahagi type boats which are of a semi-dugout style with two flat planks on the bottom; 22 shimahagi (lit. "four boards put together) type boats; and two dugout canoes.||Michinoku Traditional Wooden Boat Museum, Aomori, Aomori|
|Dugout boat from Tomari (泊のまるきぶね, tomari no marukibune)||1.3, 1.2||Dugout boat used for fishing (abalone, wakame) along the coast. Built around 1923–1924 in Tomari, Rokkasho. Northernmost dugout boat on Honshu. Length 4.78 m (15.7 ft), maximum width 78 cm (31 in), depth 43 cm (17 in).||Aomori Prefectural Museum, Aomori, Aomori|
|Dugout boat from Ōfunato (大船渡のまるた, ōfunato no maruta)||1.3, 1.2||Dugout boat used for fishing (abalone, wakame, nori) in Ōfunato Bay. Length 6 m (20 ft), maximum width 79 cm (31 in).||Ōfunato City Museum (大船渡市立博物館), Ōfunato, Iwate|
|Dugout boat from Sawauchi (沢内のまるきぶね, sawauchi no marukibune)||1.3||Typical river dugout boat built from a single Japanese cedar tree and used on Waga River either as a ferry boat or for the transport of stones in the context of levee protection works. Length 5.48 m (18.0 ft), maximum width 70 cm (28 in), depth 35 cm (14 in).||Hekishōji Temple Museum (碧祥寺博物館, hekishōji hakubutsukan), Nishiwaga, Iwate|
|Box-shaped dugout boat from Ōnuma (Kittsu) (大沼の箱形くりぶね (きっつ), ōnuma no hakogata kuribune (kittsu))||1.3, 1.2||Small box-shaped dugout boat with flat bottom used for fishing and collection of junsai on the artificial Ōnuma swamp. Length 2.51 m (8 ft 3 in), maximum width 0.68 m (2 ft 3 in), depth 0.22 m (8.7 in).||North Asia University Snow Country Folklore Museum (ノースアジア大学附属雪国民俗館), Akita, Akita|
|Dugout canoe of Oga (男鹿のまるきぶね, oga no marukibune)||1.3, 1.2||Dugout canoe used in the sea around Oga Peninsula for collecting seaweed and shellfish. Built in 1951 from a 300-year-old Japanese cedar tree. Length 6.5 m (21 ft), maximum width 0.9 m (2 ft 11 in).||Oga Civic Cultural Hall (男鹿市市民文化会館, Oga-shi shimin bunka kaikan), Oga, Akita|
|Dugout canoe of Lake Tazawa (田沢湖のまるきぶね, tazawako no marukibune)||1.3, 1.2||A dugout boat made from a single trunk of a Japanese cedar tree and used for transportation and fishing of black kokanee on Lake Tazawa. Built around 1897. Dimensions: length 5.76 m (18.9 ft), maximum width 0.42 m (1 ft 5 in).||Lake Tazawa Local History Museum (田沢湖郷土史料館), Semboku, Akita|
|Collection of Bandori from Shōnai (庄内のばんどりコレクション, shōnai no bandori korekushon)||1.3, 2.3||Collection of 116 bandori (pack cushions (背中当, senaka ate)) mostly used in the Shōnai region, the northern coastal part of present-day Yamagata Prefecture, when transporting agricultural or forestry goods on the back of porters. Included are 47 round bandori, 32 winged bandori, 10 rectangular bandori, 6 nego bandori (ねごばんどり) and 21 other bandori.||Chidō Museum, Tsuruoka, Yamagata|
|Dobune (Hanakiri) with scull, oars and water scoop (どぶね(はなきり) 附 櫓 櫂 あかとり, dobune (hanakiri) tsuketari ro kai akatori)||1.3, 1.2||Dobune boat (hanakiri) from 1901 in near original state. Length 10 m (33 ft), maximum width 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in), depth 0.5 m (1 ft 8 in). Included in the designated property is the scull, four oars and a scoop for removing water from the boat (akatori, akagae).||Jōetsu Aquarium, Jōetsu, Niigata|
|Collection of transport implements used by porters along the Himekawa river valley of Echigo Province (越後姫川谷のボッカ運搬用具コレクション, echigo himekawadani no bokka unpan yōgu korekushon)||1.3, 1.4, 2.3||706 items used by porters (bokka) for carrying salt and marine products along the Salt Road (Shio no Michi) including back carriers, carrying implements and articles used for transport by cows.||Salt Road Museum, Itoigawa, Niigata|
|Dobune of Noto Uchiura (能登内浦のドブネ, noto uchiura no dobune)||1.2, 2.3||3 dobune boats with 41 pieces of ship fittings or rigging, representing the crossover from dugout canoe to large plank boats in the development of Japanese wooden ship building. Lengths up to 14 m (46 ft), widths 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in), board thickness 15.6 cm (6.1 in).||Noto, Ishikawa|
|Collection of Hida sledges (飛騨のそりコレクション, hida no sori korekushon)||1.3, 2.3||Collection of 23 Meiji period sledges for the transport of goods such as lumber, building stones, wood and charcoal in wintertime, with adaptions to various snow qualities and terrains.||Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village, Takayama, Gifu|
|Collection of back carrying equipment (背負運搬具コレクション, seoi unpangu korekushon)||1.3, 2.3||Nationwide collection of 62 articles of traditional luggage for the transport of goods with various shapes and made using various production techniques: 5 backpack ropes (背負縄, seoi nawa), 6 pack cushions (背中当, senaka ate), 16 carrying frames (背負子, shoiko), 25 basket-backpacks (背負篭, seoi kago), 35 bags.||National Museum of Ethnology, Suita, Osaka|
|Soriko (そりこ)||3, 2||Dugout boat made from pulpwood used for red clam (aka-gai) fishing on lake Nakaumi.||Miho Jinja, Matsue, Shimane|
|Tomodo (トモド)||3, 2||One of two extant Tomodo, boats used for traditional Kanagi-style fishing, and for the transport of seaweed and fertilizer in the rough open sea of Oki. Made of cedar wood; dimensions: length 6.2 m (20 ft), maximum width 90 cm (35 in).||Nishinoshima Furusatokan (西ノ島ふるさと館), Nishinoshima, Shimane|
|Esaki dugout canoe (江崎のまるきぶね, Esaki no marukibune)||3||Dugout canoe made with metal tools out of one momi fir tree and used on the open sea. Dimensions: length 7.06 m (23.2 ft), maximum width 0.83 m (2 ft 9 in), wood thickness 2.4 cm (0.94 in). This boat had been buried at the beach of Esaki, Tamagawa-chō, Abu District, at a depth of 0.9 m (2 ft 11 in).||Ochayamachi, Hōfu, Yamaguchi|
|Iya vine bridge (祖谷の蔓橋, Iya no kazurabashi)||3||Vine bridge across the Iya River in the remote Iya Valley of Shikoku. The first such bridges are said to have been constructed by Kōbō Daishi, founder of Shingon Buddhism, and in a map of Awa Province from 1665 a large number of vine bridges are recorded. In old times these bridges were the only means of transport in the area and they had to be rebuilt three times per year. Dimensions of this remaining bridge: length 45 m (148 ft), width 2 m (6 ft 7 in), height above water surface 14 m (46 ft).||Zentoku, Nishiiyayamamura, Miyoshi, Tokushima|
|Collection of carrying implements from Western Japan (西日本の背負運搬具コレクション, nishi nihon seoi unpongu korekushon)||1.3, 2.1, 2.3||Collection of 310 articles used for carrying goods on the back in Western Japan||Seto Inland Sea Folk History Museum (瀬戸内海歴史民俗資料館), Takamatsu, Kagawa|
|Articles of the medicine pebblers of Toyama (富山の売薬用具, toyama no baiyaku yōgu)||2, 4, 3||1,818 items related to the medicine pebblers (baiyaku) of Toyama who during the latter Edo period conveyed their culture and protected the health nationwide. Included are objects related to drug manufacture (974), patent medicine (768), religious implements (10) and others (66).||Museum of Medicine Peddlers, Toyama Municipal Folkcraft Village, Toyama, Toyama|
|Hamada no tomariya (浜田の泊屋)||1,5||Representative example of a boarding house for young men from Hata District, that developed at the end of the Edo and early Meiji periods. 2×2 ken, single-storied, raised-floor-style (takayukashiki) with hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri)[ex 1] and sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3] Four corner pillars are made of Japanese chestnut trunks.||Yamana-chō Yoshina, Sukumo, Kōchi|
|Marine Faith Materials Dedicated to Engaku-ji (円覚寺奉納海上信仰資料, engakuji hōnō kaijō shinkō shiryō)||1.6||106 items dedicated to Engaku-ji, including 70 boat ema and 28 topknots cut by sailors when getting on board or after shipwreck.||Engaku-ji, Fukaura, Aomori|
|Items related to the folk beliefs of Nanbu Shichinohe Mirumachi Kannon Hall (南部七戸見町観音堂庶民信仰資料, nanbu shichinohe mirumachi kannon-dō shomin shinkō shiryō)||1.6, 2.2, 2.3||359 articles dedicated to Mirumachi Kannon Hall, including: 185 ema, 14 hagoita, 113 sutra chanting tokens, 2 tokens for intoning the name of Amitābha, 2 notes regarding the presentation of copied sutras to the temple, 8 tokens of evidence of pilgrimages (junrei fuda), 14 munefuda ridge tags and 21 other items.||Takayama Uichi Memorial Museum of Art, Shichinohe, Aomori|
|Ema dedicated to Nanbu Shichinohe Kodakko Fudō Hall (南部七戸小田子不動堂奉納絵馬, nanbu shichinohe kodakko fudō-dō hōnō ema)||1.6, 2.2, 2.3||108 votive pictures (ema).||Takayama Uichi Memorial Museum of Art, Shichinohe, Aomori|
|Kuroishi 13 mounds (黒石の十三塚, kuroishi no jūsan-zuka)||1.6||Line of 13 mounds associated with the Chiba clan. The construction of such mounds is thought to go back to the 15th or 16th century and the belief in the Thirteen Buddhas.||Kuroishi-chō, Mizusawaku, Ōshū, Iwate|
|Ema votive plaques related to the sericulture, offered to Bishamon-dō, Fukuō-ji (福應寺毘沙門堂奉納養蚕信仰絵馬, fukuō-ji bishamon-dō hōnō yōsan shinkō ema)||1.6, 2.3||Collection of 23,477 ema votive plaques from the mid-Edo period onward offered to the Bishamon hall at Fukuō-ji, praying for prosperity and the safety of the sericulture.||Tōhoku History Museum, Tagajō, Miyagi|
|Items related to the folk beliefs around the Iwaya Jyuhachiya Kannon (岩谷十八夜観音庶民信仰資料, iwaya jūhachi-ya kannon shomin shinkō shiryō)||1.6, 1.7, 2.3||951 articles, including: 37 bamboo shintai (トドサマ, todosama) 22 Azusa Yumi, 36 Buddhist prayer beads, 23 bamboo divination sticks (筮竹, zeichiku) or counting rods, 18 swords, 7 spiritual boxes (外法箱, gehōbako), 205 mirrors, 72 ema, 12 temple gongs or bells, 389 prayer token, and 130 other items||Nakayama-machi Municipal Folk History Museum (中山町立歴史民俗資料館), Nakayama, Yamagata|
|Folk implements of mountain worship in the Okitama region and gyōya huts (置賜の登拝習俗用具及び行屋, okitama no tohai jūzoku yōgu oyobi gyōya)||1.6, 2.3||3 basic gyōya huts and 830 other items used in mountain pilgrimages, including: 319 articles related to hermit life, 249 to mountain worship and 262 connected with the gyōya||Farming Village Cultural Research Institute Museum (農村文化研究所置賜民俗資料館) and Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum, Yonezawa, Yamagata|
|Miniature pagodas and vessels for depositing ashes offered to Hachiyō-ji (八葉寺奉納小型納骨塔婆及び納骨器, hachiyōji hōnō kogata nōkotsu tōba oyobi nōkotsu-ki)||1.6||14,824 articles used in funerary rites at Hachiyō-ji, including: 14,798 wooden pagodas and 26 vessels.||Hachiyō-ji (八葉寺), Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima|
|Hitachi Float (日立風流物, hitachi furyū-mono)||1.6||The best preserved of four original festival floats used during the Hitachi Float Procession (an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property).||Kamine Shrine (神峰神社), Hitachi, Ibaraki|
|Chichibu Festival Floats (秩父祭屋台, chichibu matsuri yatai)||1.6||Six festival floats used during the Chichibu Shrine Grand Festival (an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property).||Chichibu, Saitama|
|Fujizuka of Kizoru (木曽呂の富士塚, kizoru no fujizuka)||1.6||5.4 m (18 ft) high, 20 m (66 ft) diameter mound representing Mount Fuji, built in 1800.||Kawaguchi, Saitama|
|Tagoyama Fujizuka of Shiki (志木の田子山富士塚, shiki no tagoyama fujizuka)||1.6||8.7 m (29 ft) high, 30 m (98 ft) diameter mound representing Mount Fuji, built in 1872 by Takasu Shōkichi, owner of a soy brewery, and Marukichikō, a school of the Fujikō sect.||Shikishima Shrine (敷島神社), Shiki, Saitama|
|Fujizuka of Shitaya-sakamoto (下谷坂本の富士塚, shitaya sakamoto no fujizuka)||1.6||5 m (16 ft) high, 16 m (52 ft) diameter mound representing Mount Fuji, built in 1828 on the grounds of Ono Terusaki Shrine.||Shitaya, Taitō, Tokyo|
|Fujizuka of Ekoda (江古田の富士塚, ekoda no fujizuka)||1.6||8 m (26 ft) high, 30 m (98 ft) diameter mound representing Mount Fuji, built in 1839 on the grounds of Ekodaasama Shrine.||Kotake-chō, Nerima, Tokyo|
|Fujizuka of Toshima-Nagasaki (豊島長崎の富士塚, toshima nagasaki no fujizuka)||1.6||8 m (26 ft) high, 21 m (69 ft) diameter mound representing Mount Fuji, built in 1862 on the grounds of Fuji Sengen Shrine (Toshima-ku).||Takamatsu, Toshima, Tokyo|
|Model ships offered to Kotohira Shrine (金刀比羅神社奉納模型和船, kotohira jinja hōnō mokei wasen)||1.6||28 models created and offered when a new kitamaebune cargo ship was built.||Kotohira Shrine (金刀比羅神社), Niigata, Niigata|
|Model ships and boat ema offered to Arakawa Shrine (荒川神社奉納模型和船および船絵馬, arakawa jinja hōnō mokei wasen oyobi funa-ema)||1.6||2 boats from 1768 and 1850 respectively, and 85 ema wooden plaques from 1837 and after praying for safety of kitamaebune ship sailings||Tainai city Cultural Properties Storage Room (胎内市文化財収蔵庫), Tainai, Niigata|
|Marine Faith Materials of Nō Hakusan Shrine (能生白山神社の海上信仰資料, nō hakusan jinja no kaijō shinkō shiryō)||1.6||93 ema wooden plaques from 1752 to 1883 praying for safety of kitamaebune ship sailings; and 4 pictures of ships||Nō Hakusan Shrine (能生白山神社), Itoigawa, Niigata|
|Boat ema offered to Shirayama Hime Shrine (白山媛神社奉納船絵馬, shirayama hime jinja hōnō funa-ema)||1.6||52 ema wooden plaques from 1774 to 1889 praying for safety of kitamaebune ship sailings||Nagaoka, Niigata|
|Offerings of Echigo-jōfu streamers (奉納越後上布幟, hōnō echigo jōfu ori)||1.6, 2.2, 2.3||24 ramie fabric banners with inscriptions dedicated to Shinto shrines||Hachimangū, Minamiuonuma, Niigata|
|Takaoka Mikurumayama (高岡御車山, takaoka mikurumayama)||1.6||7 festival floats of the Takaoka Mikurumayama Festival (an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property).||Mikurumayama Museum (高岡御車山収蔵庫), Takaoka, Toyama|
|Tateyama religious articles (立山信仰用具, tateyama shinkō yōgu)||1.6, 2.3||1243 articles related to mountain worship of Tateyama, including: 363 items related to pilgrims' lodgings, 440 to the reception of pilgrims, 110 to costumes, 36 haisatsu (配札) amulets, 20 related to missionary work, 84 related to Buddhist mass and prayers, 25 to the founding of a temple and 138 related to woodcut printing.||Tateyama Museum of Toyama (富山県立山博物館), Tateyama, Toyama|
|Materials related to childbirth and child upbringing dedicated to Shinjō-ji (真成寺奉納産育信仰資料, shinjōji hōnō saniku shinkō shiryō)||1.6, 1.9, 2.3||966 articles offered to Shinjō-ji temple praying for easy delivery and healthy children, including 286 articles of clothing, 223 ladles, 97 items of footwear, 22 bibs, 13 items of earthenware, 58 ema, 237 paper lanterns, and 30 other articles||Shinjō-ji (真成寺), Kanazawa, Ishikawa|
|Collection of items related to folk beliefs (民間信仰資料コレクション, minkan shinkō shiryō korekushon)||1.6, 2.3||293 articles related to the folk religion around Matsumoto city. The collection is centered around articles used in ceremonies related to agriculture. Included are: 95 items related to Dōsojin, 9 to Yama-no-Kami, 76 to Ta-no-Kami and 113 other articles.||Matsumoto City Museum (松本市立博物館), Matsumoto, Nagano|
|Takayama Festival floats (高山祭屋台, takayama matsuri yatai)||1.6||21 floats used during the Takayama Festival (an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property).
Of these, 12 floats are associated with the Hie Shrine and 11 floats associated with the Hachiman shrine. Apart from 2 float which are of the kaguradai (神楽台) type, all floats are three-storied floats (三層屋形).
|Gion Matsuri yamaboko-floats (祇園祭山鉾, gion matsuri yamaboko)||1.6||29 floats used during the Grand Festival of Yasaka Shrine, including: 22 of the yama (山) type (3 of which are carried by people) and 7 are of the hoko (鉾) type.||Kyoto, Kyoto|
|Prayer ema for raising children offered to Miyake Hachiman Shrine (三宅八幡神社奉納子育て祈願絵馬, miyake hachiman jinja hōnō kosodate kigan ema)||1.6, 2.3||124 ema wooden plaques including large size ema and plaques depicting playing children.||Miyake Hachiman Ema Museum (絵馬展示資料館), Kyoto, Kyoto|
|Items related to the folk belief of Rokuharamitsu-ji (六波羅蜜寺の庶民信仰資料, rokuharamitsuji no shomin shinkō shiryō)||1.6||2,163 articles including 1,945 clay pagodas, 101 articles related to the mondōe (万燈会) ten thousand lantern ceremony, 60 tea bowls for the ōbukucha (皇服茶) New Year Tea ceremony and 57 other items||Rokuharamitsu-ji, Kyoto, Kyoto|
|Collection of oshirasama dolls (おしらさまコレクション, oshirasama korekushon)||1.6, 2.3||33 dolls of the oshirasama folk belief of Tōhoku, including: 6 with wrapped head (包頭形), 6 of the kantō[ex 4] god (貫頭男神) type, 4 of the kantō goddess (貫頭女神) type, 5 kantō priests (貫頭僧), 2 priests (僧), 4 kantō hayagriva (貫頭馬頭), 5 kantō wrapped head (貫頭包頭併用) dolls and one kantō cylindrically shaped doll.||National Museum of Ethnology, Suita, Osaka|
|Kanaya 13 mounds (金屋の十三塚, kanaya no jūsan-zuka)||1.6||Line of 13 mounds in north–south direction along the approach to Sekigan-ji, thought to date to the Muromachi period. The construction of such mounds is thought to go back to the 15th or 16th century and the belief in the Thirteen Buddhas.||Kanaya, Sannan-chō, Tanba, Hyōgo|
|Mitsuyama models at Harima Sōsha (播磨総社「三ツ山」ひな型, harima sōsha mitsuyama hinagata)||1.6||Three miniature versions of the three large mountains (okiyama (置き山)) constructed during the Mitsuyama Festival held every 20 years.||Itate Hyōzu Shrine (射楯兵主神社), Himeji, Hyōgo|
|Items related to the folk belief of Gangō-ji (元興寺庶民信仰資料, gangōji shomin shinkō shiryō)||1.6||Collection of 65,395 items offered to Gangō-ji including wooden Buddhist statues, Buddhist images on paper, gorintō and miniature stupas.||Gangō-ji, Nara, Nara|
|Ikoma Jūsan-tōge 13 mounds (生駒十三峠の十三塚, ikoma jūsan-tōge no jūsan-zuka)||1.6||Located on a ridge-line along the former border of Yamato and Kawachi Proinces. The central mound at the highest point is noticeably bigger and said to be the imperial tomb of the queen of Emperor Jimmu. The construction of such mounds is thought to go back to the 15th or 16th century and the belief in the Thirteen Buddhas.||Heguri, Ikoma District, Nara and Yao, Osaka|
|Morotabune (諸手船)||1.3, 1.6||Two boats in the shape of ancient dug-out canoes used in a race during the Morotabune rite recreating a myth from the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki.||Miho Shrine, Matsue, Shimane|
|Musical instruments dedicated to Miho Shrine (美保神社奉納鳴物, miho jinja hōnō narimono)||1.6||846 instruments dedicated to Miho Shrine; all kinds of percussion, wind and string instruments such as taiko, tsuzumi, shamisen or organs; and also toy instruments||Miho Shrine, Matsue, Shimane|
|Toyomatsu religious articles (豊松の信仰用具, toyomatsu no shinkō yōgu)||1.6, 2.3||881 articles from Toyomatsu village including 206 items related to religious service, 40 to prayer, 110 to Kagura dance, 30 to lantern festivals, 488 to shrine banquets (naorai), and 7 to ōtaue (大田植) rice planting||Jinsekikōgen, Hiroshima|
|Public Bathhouse at Amida-ji with iron water kettle and the remains of an iron vessel (阿弥陀寺の湯屋 附 旧鉄湯釜 旧鉄湯舟残欠, amidaji no yuya tsuketari kyū tetsuyugama kyū tetsuyubune zanketsu)||1.6||10.53 m × 4.5 m (34.5 ft × 14.8 ft) single storied structure with covering roof and kawarabuki roof.[ex 5]||Amida-ji Hōfu, Yamaguchi|
|Yama-no-Kami forests on Futaoi-jima (蓋井島「山ノ神」の森, futaoijima yama no kami no mori)||1.6||Four forest stands protected as place of Yama-no-Kami||four locations on Futaoi-jima, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi|
|Boat ema dedicated to Susa Hōsen-ji Kōteisha (須佐宝泉寺・黄帝社奉納船絵馬, susa hōsenji kōteisha hōnō funaema)||1.6, 2.2||49 boat related ema dedicated to Hōsen-ji (宝泉寺) and the local chinjusha, Shinto shrine on Kōyama (高山).||The Hagi Museum (博物館), Hagi, Yamaguchi|
|Items related to the folk beliefs of Konpira (金毘羅庶民信仰資料, konpira shomin shinkō shiryō)||1.6, 2.1||1,725 articles including 37 boat ema, 19 harbor and the like ema, 41 model ships, 282 tairyō-bata, 129 articles related to the custom of nagashi-daru (sending offerings to the shrine by way of floating barrels in the sea), 375 charms issued by a shrine (shinsatsu), 63 printing blocks, 68 other items, 13 pairs of komainu lion dogs 668 tōrō, 1 high stone lantern (takatōrō), Tōmyō-dō (Eternal Flame Hall), 10 torii, 6 stone basins for purifying water at the shrine entrance, 12 pavement and boundary stones||Kotohira, Kagawa|
Knowledge of folk customs
|Watanabe Gakuen collection of miniature clothes and teaching tools (渡辺学園裁縫雛形コレクション 附 教具類他, Watanabe Gakuen saihō hinagata korekushon tsuketari kyōgu rui hoka)||7||Collection of miniature (hinagata) clothes and tools from Tokyo Sewing Girls' School (東京裁縫女学校) and Tokyo Girls' Vocational School (東京女子専門学校), predecessors of Tokyo Kasei University, which was founded in 1881 by Watanabe Tatsugorō (渡辺辰五郎) as Watanabe Gakuen (渡辺学園). The materials include 2,290 items of clothes including kimono and western clothing; as well as 61 pieces of teaching materials donated by graduates of Watanabe Gakuen.||Kasei University Museum, Tokyo|
|Hokke-ji bath, with 1766 inscription on ridge tag and water well (法華寺のカラブロ 附 明和三年銘棟札、井戸, Hokke-ji no karaburo tsuketari meiwa san-nen mei-munafuda, ido)||7||Bath house at a Buddhist temple where water was boiled and circulated under the floor to create a steam sauna. Tradition holds that Empress Kōmyō cared for the elderly and sick people in this building. 2×3 ken (3.94 by 5.94 m (12.9 by 19.5 ft)), kirizuma style[ex 6], tsumairi style entrance,[ex 7] single-storied structure; reconstructed in 1766. Attached to the property is a munafuda ridge tag[ex 8] of 97.2 cm (38.3 in) length made of cedar wood and a water well of 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) diameter and 4.9 m (16 ft) depth.||Hokke-ji, Nara, Nara|
|Yu-no-yama old hot spring spot (湯ノ山明神旧湯治場, Yu no yama myōjin kyūtōjiba)||7, 6||Old hot spring spot with purportedly healing water, used for bathing since around 1750. It was popular among others with daimyō Yoshinaga of the Hiroshima Domain and around that time featured in the Reisenki (霊泉記, "Book of the miraculous spring") by the Confucian scholar Seishu Hori. Houses for bathing, a shrine to worship the hot spring god and 37 inns were built around that time. It exemplifies the institutionalization of hot spring bathing in Japan.||Wada, Yuki-chō, Saeki, Hiroshima, Hiroshima|
|Kishimi no ishiburo (岸見の石風呂)||7||Stone hut for medical steam baths. Dimensions: 4.4 m × 3.6 m × 1.8 m (14.4 ft × 11.8 ft × 5.9 ft). Built of piled up granite. Still in use.||Hachiman, Kishimi, Tokuji, Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi|
|Kuka no ishiburo (久賀の石風呂)||7||Stone hut for medical steam baths. Built in 1186, this is the oldest such bath in Western Japan. Dimensions: 5.4 m × 4.65 m × 2.55 m (17.7 ft × 15.3 ft × 8.4 ft), enough space for ca. 10 people. Built of piled up granite joined with clay.||Kuka, Suō-Ōshima, Yamaguchi|
|Yamaga no ishiburo (山香の石風呂)||7||Two-level stone hut for medical steam baths. Fire in lower level was used to heat the stone and upper (bath) room.||Nagata, Yamaura, Yamagamachi, Kitsuki, Ōita|
|Ozaki no ishiburo (尾崎の石風呂)||7||Two-level cavern for medical steam baths with an entrance 2 m (6 ft 7 in) high, 70 cm (28 in) wide, dug from a steep tuff cliff. Fire in lower level was used to heat the stone and upper (bath) room of height 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) and size 4 m2 (43 sq ft), enough space for 6–7 people. According to tradition the origins of the bath go back to the Kan'ei era (1624–1644).||Oate, Ogatamachi, Bungo-ōno, Ōita|
Folk entertainment, amusement, games
|Ōmomo stage (大桃の舞台, ōmomo no butai)||1.8||Located on the grounds of Komagatake Shrine (駒嶽神社). 7.64 by 8.58 m (25.1 by 28.1 ft), kirizuma style[ex 6] thatched roof.||Ōmomo, Minamiaizu, Fukushima|
|Hinoemata stage (檜枝岐の舞台, hinoemata no butai)||1.8||Farm village stage at a local shinto shrine of Hinoemata. Built in 1897 after the destruction by fire of the previous stage in 1893.||Shimonohara, Hinoemata, Fukushima|
|Kamimiharada Kabuki stage (上三原田の歌舞伎舞台, kamimiharada no kabuki butai)||1.8||Kabuki stage established in 1819. 9.25 by 6.36 m (30.3 by 20.9 ft) with thatched roof.||Kamimiharada, Akagi, Shibukawa, Gunma|
|Kyūfunakoshi (旧船越の舞台, kyūfunakoshi no butai)||1.8||Originally built in Daiō, Mie in 1857; moved to the Nihon Minka-en park in 1973. 14.5 by 2.8 m (47.6 by 9.2 ft), hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3]||Nihon Minka-en, Kawasaki, Kanagawa|
|Shimokuroda stage (下黒田の舞台, shimokuroda no butai)||1.8||Two-storied puppet theatre stage from 1840 at Suwa Shrine (諏訪神社). 13.39 by 7.01 m (43.9 by 23.0 ft), sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3]||Kamisatokuroda, Iida, Nagano|
|Kagami stage (各務の舞台, kagami no butai)||1.8||Farming village stage from 1882 on the grounds of Murakuni Shrine. 22.26 by 12.1 m (73.0 by 39.7 ft), kirizuma style,[ex 6] sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3]||Kagamiogase-chō, Kakamigahara, Gifu|
|Lion mask collection and Hida lion dance articles (獅子頭コレクションと飛騨の獅子舞用具, shishikashira korekushon to hida no shishimai yōgu)||1.8, 1.6, 2.3||Nationwide collection of 800 items related to the lion dance: 296 lion masks, 107 lion implements, shishi-ayashi (獅子あやし) implements, 62 articles related to musicians, 57 tools for the production of lion masks, 57 items related to the lion dance, 86 other articles.||Gifu|
|Makuwa puppet theatre stage (真桑の人形舞台, makuwa no ningyō butai)||1.8||Doll theatre stage at Mononobe Shrine (物部神社) from the early Meiji period. 12.98 by 8.23 m (42.6 by 27.0 ft), sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3] The Makuwa Ningyō Jōruri (puppet play) has been designated as Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.||Kamimakuwa, Motosu, Gifu|
|Kadowasa stage (門和佐の舞台, kadowasa no butai)||1.8||Large theatre kabuki stage at Shirayama Shrine (白山神社), Kadowasa. 16.38 by 20.02 m (53.7 by 65.7 ft), kirizuma style,[ex 6] eaves on four sides and zinc coated iron-plated roof.||Kadowasa, Gero, Gifu|
|Shimotanigami stage (下谷上の舞台, shimotanigami no butai)||1.7||Farming village stage with thatch-covered hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] reconstructed in 1840 on the grounds of Amatsu Hikone Shrine.||Kitayamadacho, Kōbe, Hyōgo|
|Kazurahata stage (Shibaidō) (葛畑の舞台(芝居堂), kazurahata no butai (shibaidō))||1.7||Farming village stage with thatch-covered hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] reconstructed in 1893.||Kazurahata, Yabu, Hyōgo|
|Kamimikawa stage (上三河の舞台, kamimikawa no butai)||1.7||Farming village Kabuki stage with thatch-covered hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri),[ex 1] reconstructed in 1896.||Kamimikawa, Sayō, Hyōgo|
|Tanokuma stage (田熊の舞台, tanokuma no butai)||1.8||Farming village Kabuki stage from 1871 on the grounds of the Hachiman Shrine. Single-storied wooden building with hip-and-gable roof (irimoya-zukuri)[ex 1] and sangawarabuki tiles.[ex 3] Also used as the shrine's haiden.||Tanokuma, Tsuyama, Okayama|
|Akasaki Shrine Outdoor Theatre (赤崎神社楽桟敷, akasaki jinja gaku sajiki)||1.8||Outdoor performance space surrounded by horseshoe-shaped stands at Akasaki Shrine, Nagato, Yamaguchi.||Higashifukawa, Nagato, Yamaguchi|
|Inukai stage (犬飼の舞台, inukai no butai)||1.8||Farm-village doll theatre stage for Awa puppet plays from the early Meiji period on the grounds of Goō Shrine.||Goō Shrine, Hachiya, Hata-chō, Tokushima, Tokushima|
|Sakashū stage (坂州の舞台, sakashū no butai)||1.8||Puppet theatre stage from 1791 inside the Hachiman Shrine of Sakashū, Naka, Tokushima. Hira-butai type where both the stage and the audience can be seen from the tayuza (太夫座).||Hachiman Shrine, Sakashū, Naka, Tokushima|
|Ikeda reviewing stand (池田の桟敷, ikeda no sajiki)||1.6, 1.7||Reviewing stand made of stone walls from the late Edo period used in the shrine's autumn festival as gallery for people observing mikoshi or festival floats.||Kameyama Hachiman Shrine, Ikeda, Shōdoshima, Kagawa|
|Nakayama stage (中山の舞台, nakayama no butai)||1.8||Stage on the grounds of Kasuga Shrine built in the late Edo period and equipped with various mechanisms such as a revolving stage, a hanamichi, tayuza (太夫座), trap-door lift (seri) etc.||Kasuga Shrine, Nakayama, Shōdoshima, Kagawa|
|Hitoyama stage (肥土山の舞台, hitoyama no butai)||1.8||Stage on the grounds of Rikyū Hachiman Shrine reconstructed in 1900 and equipped with various mechanisms such as a revolving stage, a hanamichi, tayuza (太夫座), trap-door lift (seri) etc.||Rikyū Hachiman Shrine, Hitoyama, Tonoshō, Kagawa|
|Takano stage (高野の舞台, takano no butai)||1.8, 1.6||Stage on the grounds of Mishima Shrine established in 1873 and equipped with various mechanisms such as a revolving stage, a hanamichi, tayuza (太夫座), etc.||Mishima Shrine, Takano, Tsuno, Kōchi|
|Yashiro stage (八代の舞台, yashiro no butai)||1.8||Farming village stage on the grounds of Yashiro Hachiman Shrine equipped with various stage mechanisms.||Hachiman Shrine, Ino, Kōchi|
|Puppets (傀儡子, kugutsu)||1.6, 1.8, 2.2||Collection of 47 wooden puppets (1 sumo referee, 4 shihonbashira ningyō (四本柱人形), 20 dancers, 22 sumo wrestler dolls) used in the pre-bunraku tradition hachiman koyō jinja no kugutsushi no mai to sumō (八幡古表神社の傀儡子の舞と相撲) (Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property), a puppet performance that starts with a dance followed by a series of sumo bouts, held once every 4 years on August 10–12 at Hachiman Koyō Shrine, Yoshitomi, Fukuoka Prefecture. Similar to the puppets at Koyō Shrine, Nakatsu, Ōita Prefecture.||Hachiman Koyō Shrine, Yoshitomi, Fukuoka|
|Puppets (傀儡子, kugutsu)||1.6, 1.8, 2.2||Collection of 60 wooden puppets (2 lions, 2 azuki dōji (小豆童子), 26 dancers, 30 sumo wrestler dolls) used in the pre-bunraku tradition koyō jinja no kugutsushi no mai (古要神社の傀儡子の舞と相撲) (Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property), a puppet performance that starts with a dance followed by a series of sumo bouts, held once every 3 years on October 12 at Koyō Shrine, Nakatsu, Ōita Prefecture. Similar to the puppets at Hachiman Koyō Shrine, Yoshitomi, Fukuoka Prefecture.||Koyō Shrine, Nakatsu, Ōita|
Related to the life of people
|Articles related to the human life of people in Hakusan Nishitani and a private house (白山麓西谷の人生儀礼用具及び民家, hakusanroku nishitani no jinsei girei yōgu oyobi minka)||1, 9, 3||Collection of 1,827 items and one private house: implements related to childbirth (195), development (189), coming of age (84), marriage (845), unlucky ages (yakudoshi) and age celebrations (80), funeral and memorial service for the dead (409), gravesites (25). The articles are from the Edo to Shōwa period and originate from mountain villages in Hakusan Nishitani, an area around the upper stream of the Dainichi-gawa (大日川), a tributary of the Tedori-gawa. The designated property includes a traditional house from the end of the Edo period, at Watazu, Torigoe.||Komatsu Municipal Museum, Komatsu, Ishikawa|
|Articles related to the human life, celebrations and death of people in Okumino (奥美濃の人生儀礼用具 附 祝儀・不祝儀帳等, okumino no jinsei girei yōgu tsuketari jūgi fushūgicho tō)||9, 3||Collection of 1,557 items from the former museum at Meihō village (former Mino Province) used in formal acts during the course of life from birth to death: implements related to childbirth (101 items including gifts for pregnancy, implements and gifts for delivery), development (387 items including objects for the infant presentation (hatsumairi) and hatsuzeku ceremonies, childcare implements and toys), marriage (544 items including marriage and engagement gifts, wedding dresses, trousseau, consignments, wedding implements, objects acknowledging matrimony), coming of age (82 items including strength stones (chikaraishi), tooth blackening (ohaguro) implements), funerals (390 items including implements for preparing and conducting funerals, mourning costumes, objects used after funerals); registers of celebrations and deaths (53).||Meihō Folk Museum, Gujō, Gifu|
|Name register and kurobako (名つけ帳・黒箱, natsukechō kurobako)||9, 1, 3||Natsukechō: Register of new shrine parishioner continuously kept since 1478 totaling 74.3 m (244 ft).
Kurobako: box to keep important documents of the parish guild.
|Wakayama Prefectural Museum, Wakayama, Wakayama|
Annual functions or events
|Koshōgatsu articles from Jōshū (上州の小正月ツクリモノ, jōshū no koshōgatsu tsukurimono)||10||737 items used in the New Year Celebration (Koshōgatsu) of farming villages: shintai or idols, objects used in prayer and for spells, half-shaved sticks (kezuri-kake) and tools for their production. The articles had been placed in household altars (kamidana or butsudan), in kitchen, silk-worm raising rooms or entry halls. They have been variously made from the wood of small trees such as Cornus controversa or Rhus chinensis.||Gunma Prefectural Museum of History, Takasaki, Gunma|
|Collection of Tanabata dolls (七夕人形コレクション, tanabata ningyō korekushon)||3, 8, 10||Collection of dolls from Edo period onward used in the Tanabata festival around Matsumoto city. The 45 items include: 5 human-shaped, 4 clothes-rack shaped, 28 paper, 3 of nagashi-bina type, 3 heads and 2 woodcut dolls.||Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto, Nagano|
|Uto rainmaking Ōdaiko and related articles (宇土の雨乞い大太鼓 附関連資料, uto no amagoi ōdaiko tsuketari kannen shiryō)||10, 3||29 ōdaiko (large taiko drums) used in ceremonies praying for rain and abundant harvest. Apart from these drums another 28 related articles have been designated including: oilcloth put on the trunk, drumsticks, carrier sticks, a gong and flute used together with the drums, and written records of timings.||Uto City Ōdaiko Collection Hall (宇土市大太鼓収蔵館), Uto, Kumamoto|
- (irimoya-zukuri, 入母屋造): a hip-and-gable roof combining a ridge and two gable pediments on the upper part with a hipped roof on all sides in the lower part of the roof
- (chūmon-zukuri, 中門造): a vernacular house with one or more wings projecting at right angles from the main wing
- (sangawarabuki, 桟瓦葺): a roof tile combining a broad concave tile with a semi-cylindrical convex tile into one tile. The tile is square undulating from concave to convex.
- kantō (貫頭): simple type of clothing consisting of a large piece with a hole in the middle for the head
- (kawarabuki, 本瓦葺): a roof composed of fired clay tiles.
- (kirizuma-zukuri, 切妻造): a gabled roof with equal lengths from the ridge to the eaves
- (tsumairi, 妻入): entrance in one of the gable ends with the axis of the approach parallel to the ridge of the roof
- (munafuda, 棟札): a narrow wooden tag, between 0.3–1 m (1 ft 0 in–3 ft 3 in) long with ink inscription on details of the building's reconstruction or repairs
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