Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements listed below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.

You may also experience a conceptual, visual and interactive navigation through ‘Dive into Intangible Cultural Heritage’ interfaces which demonstrate the thematic interconnectedness between all the elements inscribed and their relation to nature or to threats.


The designations employed in the texts and documents of the nomination presented by the submitting State Party or States Parties do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Committee nor UNESCO concerning a) the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, b) the legal status of its authorities or c) the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.




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2022

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Furyu-odori, ritual dances imbued with people’s hopes and prayersJapan

2020

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in JapanJapan

2018

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Raiho-shin, ritual visits of deities in masks and costumesJapan

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Yama, Hoko, Yatai, float festivals in JapanJapan

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Washi, craftsmanship of traditional Japanese hand-made paperJapan

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Washoku, traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese, notably for the celebration of New YearJapan

2012

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nachi no Dengaku, a religious performing art held at the Nachi fire festivalJapan

2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Mibu no Hana Taue, ritual of transplanting rice in Mibu, HiroshimaJapan
Sada Shin Noh, sacred dancing at Sada shrine, ShimaneJapan

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kumiodori, traditional Okinawan musical theatreJapan
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Akiu no Taue OdoriJapan
DaimokutateJapan
Dainichido BugakuJapan
GagakuJapan
Hayachine KaguraJapan
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Oku-noto no AenokotoJapan
Traditional Ainu danceJapan

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kabuki theatreJapan
Ningyo Johruri Bunraku puppet theatreJapan
Nôgaku theatreJapan
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