Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
Village Guardian Rituals and Communities

As part of community traditions throughout the Asia-Pacific region, rituals and beliefs related to communal deities make up an essential part of understanding the world. These beliefs are routed the unique agricultural or sociological atmosphere in which they develop. In this volume, we take a closer look at the guardian deities and the associated rituals and festivals in communities located in Japan, Kazakhstan, Bhutan, and India to better understand how these events enrich the communities that practice them.

Expert Remarks

ICH in Armed Conflict: What Protection Can International Law Confer?

Field Report

Using Folk Traditions for Developing Integrated Traditions

Windows to ICH


Traditional Spring Festive Rites of Kazakh Horse Breeders


Boro Kachari: A Tale of Faith, Fear, Desire, and the Holy Ghost


The Harvest Festival of the Four Villages on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture


Lhamo’i Drubchen: The Vast Accomplishment of Palden Lhamo (Maha Kali)

Safeguarding Activities

Komuz Teaching Methods in Formal and Informal Systems in Kyrgyzstan

ICH Communities

Sonsorol State

Safeguarding Pioneers

Empowering and Strengthening Rural Communities