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Inscription of “Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan” on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
(Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu)

December 17, 2020
  1. I am delighted that, on December 17, “Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan” nominated by Japan was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 15th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. I congratulate and express my sincere respect to all those who have dedicated themselves to preserving and promoting “Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan".

  2. I hope that the inscription on the UNESCO’s list leads to greater public awareness about the value of traditional skills that support cultural properties in Japan and to promote the excellent skills of Japan to the world.

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