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Last update date November 25, 2019

About suspension of approach for world heritage registration of "Kamakura"

In Yokohama-shi, we promoted world heritage registration of "Kamakura" in cooperation with four prefectures of relations City of Kanagawa and Kamakura-shi, Zushi-shi, but decided to suspend activity about recommendation document making for world heritage registration of Kamakura.
About world heritage registration of Kamakura, we pushed forward research mainly on comparative study for the purpose of construction of new concept aiming at re-recommendation, registration since non-mention advice of ICOMOS for "ancient city, Kamakura of samurai family" of April, 2013 in four prefectures of relations City.
However, we judged that there was not in the situation that could make recommendation document for re-recommendation of world heritage registration promptly because we needed time for construction of new concept that was available for proof of remarkable universal value that ICOMOS accepted in the current situation more.
Therefore, in four prefectures of relations City, we had a medium-and-long term goal of getting the world heritage registration of Kamakura and decided to stop about activity to modify making of recommendation document that joint until now performed for the time being from 2020.

In addition, candidate inheritance of Yokohama-shi is country designated historic spot designation name temple precincts and two cases of kokuyubiteishiatochoinasetsutsu.

Past approach

1992: "Temple, Shinto shrine others of ancient city Kamakura" are listed in provisional list of UNESCO.
1998: Kamakura-shi and Kanagawa set up "world heritage registration examination liaison conference".
2004: "Kamakura-shi historical heritage Exploratory Committee" (February, 2002 setting) assumed basic concept for registration "ancient city, Kamakura of samurai family".
2006: Yokohama-shi decided to participate in world heritage registration business.
2007: Kanagawa, Yokohama-shi, Kamakura-shi, Zushi-shi world heritage registration promotion meeting (composed of each chief, superintendent of education) started, and preparations for recommendation book original bill making were started.
2008: The first international seminar was held (2009, the second conferencing)
2009: Four prefectures of cities requested Agency for Cultural Affairs for early recommendation, and "ancient city, Kamakura of samurai family" World Heritage List mention recommendation book making committee was set up with the cooperation of Agency for Cultural Affairs.
2010: The third and the fourth international seminar were held.
2011: World heritage registration recommendation of "ancient city, Kamakura of samurai family" was decided in deliberation of council for culture cultural assets subcommittee and world heritage treaty relevant ministries and agencies Liaison Conference (September).
We submit recommendation book (official version) to the UNESCO world heritage center (January, 2012)
2012: We establish homepage (the outside site) in cooperation with Kanagawa, Kamakura-shi, Zushi-shi (April)
Field work (September) by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

ICOMOS advice

On April 30, 2013, examination result (ICOMOS advice) by ICOMOS was announced, and "non-mention" (registration impossibility) was urged.
We decided policy of four prefectures of cities (Kanagawa, Yokohama-shi, Kamakura-shi and Zushi-shi) which withdrew recommendation of world heritage on May 27, 2013.
On June 4, 2013, recommendation withdrawal was officially decided as the government by discussion by relevant ministries and agencies.

Four prefectures of city world heritage registration promotion committee sponsorship lectures

Lecture "historic inheritance and - towards town with town development - world heritage living together in the future"

In February, 2016, we held lecture under the theme of "historic inheritance and town development to live together in the future".
For details, please see page (the outside site) of four prefectures of lectures hosted by city.

Lecture by Seiichi Kondo

In July, 2013, lecture by former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Seiichi Kondo was held in Kamakura-shi and had story on theme called "Kamakura in the future".
Record (PDF: 260KB) is this in lecture

Consecutive courses hosted by four prefectures of city world heritage registration promotion Committee
"Thing ... (interim report) that we were able to see from cultural assets of Kamakura, value and attractive - comparative study"

We carry out basic research mainly on comparative study from 2014 to dig down value of "Kamakura" after non-mention advice by ICOMOS of "ancient city, Kamakura of samurai family", the recommendation withdrawal again in Kanagawa, Yokohama-shi, Kamakura-shi, four prefectures of cities of Zushi-shi, and to confirm. We make about the result as consecutive courses.

The first "Zen Buddhism temple which began in Kamakura"

We actually observed Zen Buddhism temple or garden in the Kencho-ji Temple precincts and reported comparative study result with domestic and foreign similar assets afterwards while using slides in okyodo.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of the continuation course first.

The second "Zen Buddhism-like establishment and development of architecture"

We commented on Zen Buddhism-like architecture by practice in the Enkaku-ji Temple precincts and reported comparative study result with domestic and foreign similar assets afterwards while using slides in large drawing room.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of the continuation course second.

The third "course that came of Great Buddha"

We commented on great statue of Buddha practically in the Kotokuin precincts and reported comparative study result with domestic and foreign similar assets afterwards while using slides in reception hall.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of the continuation course third.

The fourth "expanse of tower"

We actually observed tower in kiyomekomeijikyonai and reported comparative study result with domestic and foreign similar assets afterwards while using slides in reception hall.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of the continuation course fourth.

The fifth "- around ... Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu about Shinto shrine of Kamakura"

We commented on the appearance such as Hongu or stage practically in the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu precincts and we moved to Kamakura Junior High School attached to Yokohama National University and reported comparative study result with the country resemblance assets afterwards while using slides.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of the continuation course fifth.

Briefing session "cultural assets ... value and charm - of Kamakura"

2014 reported comparative study result that we carried out and we invited person concerned with shrines and temples or person of domestic learning and held panel discussion.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of four prefectures of briefing sessions hosted by city.

Consecutive course special episodes "investigate the yakurano origin"

We reported contents of comparative study that we carried out in 2017 and carried out lecture to explain the actual situation of tower widely. At the same time, presentation of the results of the study about Kamakura by high school student was carried out.
For details, please see page (the outside site) of consecutive course special episodes.

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