Japan Heritage Recognition

years:April 2015

On April 24, the Agency for Cultural Affairs recognized 18 items of tangible and intangible cultural properties from all over the country for the first time as ‘Japanese Heritage’ sites, categorized by region and theme. The purpose of this is to revitalize the region by synthetically developing and utilizing a group of tangible and intangible cultural properties under the initiative of the region and communicating them tactically within Japan as well as abroad. The Former Kōdōkan (Ibaraki Prefecture), Ashikaga Gakkō (Tochigi Prefecture), Former Shizutani School (Okayama Prefecture) and Kaigien Academy Ruins (Ōita Prefecture) were recognized as ‘Educational Heritage from Early-Modern Japan (1568-1868): The Origins of Academics and Decorum’. (Japanese)

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