The exhibition will feature Kazuyoshi Miyoshi's iconic images of Japan's picturesque natural and cultural heritages that have since been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. They include the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountain Range, Yaku-shima Island, Himeji-jo Castle and the Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji Temple Area, which all were added to UNESCO's world heritage list in 1993. The exhibition will also feature images of the Genbaku Dome, the Itsukushima-jinja Shrine, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, the Gassho-zukuri Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama and the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which were recognized between 1994 and 1999. The rest will include pictures of many other World Heritage Sites recognized between 2000 and 2011. Born in 1958 in Tokushima Prefecture, Kazuyoshi Miyoshi started taking photos when he was a junior high school student. Miyoshi's first photo collection, "Rakuen" ("Paradise") won him the 11th … [Read more...] about Photo exhibition on Japan’s World Heritages to open in Hanoi
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Can Cham relics in the central province of Binh Dinh become a world heritage? The idea does not come from a subjective wish, but it has a scientific foundation. However, to make the idea become true, we must be determined and have positive progress from now. * A rare heritage According to statistics, there are 19 towers and 40 architecture sites of the Cham in central Vietnam. Binh Dinh alone has 8 of the 19 towers. In addition, there are two ancient citadels and a trading port. An unusual locality in Vietnam to have such a cultural inheritance. In 1942, Ph.Stern divided Cham sculpture into 7 styles. He ranked architecture in Binh Dinh as the sixth grade, which was considered one of the most prominent styles - lasting from the 12th-14th centuries. Twenty years later, using Ph.Stern's method, Cham architecture was divided into 9 styles in the Champa Bosselier arts book. Binh Dinh's style ranked 7th. In general, Binh Dinh has been assessed as having one of the great architectural … [Read more...] about Can Cham relics in Binh Dinh become world heritage?
Growing tourism, lack of resources, neglect and natural disasters pose a threat to the world's cultural heritage, a private foundation said Wednesday identifying 67 sites in need of preservation. A tourist boat sails past the stone islands of Halong Bay in 2007. … [Read more...] about Foundation says 67 world heritage sites threatened
International expert meeting will be taken place in Norway on 30-11-2007, aims at an exchange of information on arctic heritage – natural and cultural - and potential World Heritage sites. Its principal objectives are: · Presentation of World Heritage Tentative Lists of the 8 States Parties concerned with Arctic Circle sites, with discussions on their potential harmonization; · Identification of potential transboundary and serial sites to cover the outstanding natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic; · Cooperation with other international and national bodies and conventions in the safeguarding of the region's unique natural and cultural heritage. Experts from the 8 States Parties (Canada, Denmark, Federation of Russia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America) … [Read more...] about World Heritage and the Arctic
(Cinet)- An exhibition “World heritage in Japan” will take place in The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (No27 Quang Trung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi) from July 26 to August 9, 2014. The exhibition will include the photo collections of Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. The collections show the world some of the outstanding natural, cultural heritage of Japan added to UNESCO’s world heritage list, such as; "Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range", "Yaku-shima island", "Himeji-jo castle" and the "Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji temple area" (1993); "Genbaku dome", "Itsukushima-jinjasShrine", the "Historic monuments of ancient nara", the "Historic monuments of ancient Kyoto (Kyoto city, Uji city and Otsu city)", the "Gassho-zukuri villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama" and the "Shrines and temples of Nikko" (1994 – 1999); "Gusuku site and related properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu" that include Shuri-jo castle (late 2000); "Sacred sites and … [Read more...] about Exhibition “World heritages in Japan” to open in Vietnam