Toshiko Taira, Kijoka Basho-fu Association (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption Toshiko Taira, a living national treasure who made great efforts in the conservation of Basho-fu for the Kijoka Basho-fu Association, was herself certified as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage. Credit Kijoka Basho-fu Association Usage Restrictions Not for commercial use. Credit to Kijoka Basho-fu Association. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.