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Ten Japanese groups engaged in kimono-related activities Monday called on the government to apply to have waso, the technique for dressing in the traditional attire, put on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

The Japan Kimono League, an organization aiming to protect kimono culture and promote their use in everyday life, and the Dainippon Silk Foundation are among the groups that made the request to Ryohei Miyata, commissioner of the Cultural Affairs Agency.

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