Decision on Tomioka Silk Mill to be a World Heritage Site

years:June 2014

On April 25, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that primarily judges whether to register sites on the World Heritage List, advised the addition of the Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites (Gunma Prefecture), which had been recommended by the Japanese government at the sites played an important role in the growth of silk industry around the world. Responding to the advice, the 38th World Heritage Committee, held in Doha, Qatar, on June 21, decided to register the Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites in the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site. (Japanese)

created: 27/10/2021
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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