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A UNESCO committee reviewing nominations for Intangible Cultural Heritage status has decided to add a rice-planting festival in Hiroshima Prefecture and a ritual dance performed at a shrine in Shimane Prefecture to the list, the Cultural Affairs Agency said.

Hiroshima’s Mibu no Hana Taue harvest ritual and Shimane’s Sada Shin Noh sacred music and dance will bring to 20 the number of Japanese cultural traditions on the list.

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