Tono Culture Research Center
The Tono Cultural Research Center, which was transferred from Tono City, is engaged in discovering, researching, cultivating, and protecting Tono’s rich cultural resources.
Tono Culture Research Center Members
|Head of the center||OHASHI Susumu|
|Chairman of the Selection Committee for the SASAKI Kizen Award||AKASAKA Norio|
Tono Cultural Forum
Once a year, a forum is held for cultural exchange and other purposes. The SASAKI Kizen Award is presented and lectures are given.
SASAKI Kizen Award
This award is given to individuals or groups that have contributed to the promotion of culture by discovering, researching, or utilizing Tono’s rich cultural resources for the purpose of creating a vibrant city that makes the most of of its local culture.
Publication of the SASAKI Kizen Award-winning works collection
The SASAKI Kizen Award-winning works collection is published in paper book form. It is available at the Tono City Museum.
Dissemination of Tono Culture
Side story on the publication of the Award-winning trilogy, including the first manuscript of “Tono Monogatari” (Tales of Tono)
In January 2022, “Tono Monogatari” (Tales of Tono) in the original handwriting of Kunio Yanagida (Iwanami Shoten) was published, which includes the first manuscript of “Tono Monogatari” and three other parts, as well as the first edition in one volume. This issue of “Tales of Tono” focuses once again on the “Fascinating Tales of Tono” and includes a side story of the publication with interviews with people involved.
Lectures for citizens
We conduct lectures for the public given by our researchers.
Supporting the activities of the Tono Cultural Friends Society
We provide administrative support to promote the projects of the Tono Cultural Friendship Association.