NHK videos in High-Definition on intangible cultural heritage

The public broadcaster of Japan, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), and UNESCO cooperate since 2003 to develop an on-line database of high-definition images on cultural heritage.

After an initial series of shooting of world heritage sites, this database now also features intangible cultural heritage. The videos, initially produced in Japanese, are adapted by UNESCO in English and French for an on-line access.

BelgiumBrazilBulgariaCambodiaChinaCroatiaCubaDominican RepublicEstoniaFranceIran (Islamic Republic of)ItalyJamaicaJordanMexicoMoroccoSpainVanuatuViet Nam
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Carnival of Binche

Carnival of Binche

Belgium

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife

Frevo, performing arts of the Carnival of Recife

Brazil

Inscribed in 2012 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari

Nestinarstvo, messages from the past: the Panagyr of Saints Constantine and Helena in the village of Bulgari

Bulgaria

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Royal ballet of Cambodia

Royal ballet of Cambodia

Cambodia

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Chinese paper-cut

Chinese paper-cut

China

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade

Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade

China

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Grand song of the Dong ethnic group

Grand song of the Dong ethnic group

China

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje

Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje

Croatia

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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La Tumba Francesa

La Tumba Francesa

Cuba

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella

Cultural space of the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit of the Congos of Villa Mella

Dominican Republic

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Kihnu cultural space

Kihnu cultural space

Estonia

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica

Cantu in paghjella, a secular and liturgical oral tradition of Corsica

France

Inscribed in 2009 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding (see the file)

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Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars

Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs

Canto a tenore, Sardinian pastoral songs

Italy

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Maroon heritage of Moore Town

Maroon heritage of Moore Town

Jamaica

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum

Cultural space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum

Jordan

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Ritual ceremony of the Voladores

Ritual ceremony of the Voladores

Mexico

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm

Traditional Mexican cuisine - ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm

Mexico

Inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square

Cultural space of Jemaa el-Fna Square

Morocco

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Human towers

Human towers

Spain

Inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Mystery play of Elche

Mystery play of Elche

Spain

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero

Whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands), the Silbo Gomero

Spain

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Vanuatu sand drawings

Vanuatu sand drawings

Vanuatu

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)

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Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music

Nha Nhac, Vietnamese court music

Viet Nam

Inscribed in 2008 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (see the file)