“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” — Elie Wiesel.
As a living heritage, intangible cultural heritage means that memories you hold and memories I hold represent shared and penetrating history. Contemporary society has experienced a loss of intimacy among people and has seen the environment of transmission changed beyond recognition. However, intangible cultural heritage reveals its presence, quietly saying, “I am still here next to you.” Let’s visit Kyrgyzstan, Bhutan, Laos, and Samoa to see what kind of voice they give us.