Japan's World Cultural Heritage Event Relay Projects

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Japan's World Cultural Heritage Relay Events ProjectsJapan's World Cultural Heritage Relay Events Projects

In time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, the areas with the world cultural heritages will cooperate to hold the events in succession utilizing their own world heritages throughout the year.
The operation committee is formed mainly by the members of the world cultural heritage regional collaboration council (a general incorporated association)established in 2011.
At this moment all 19 world cultural heritage sites in Japan are planning to participate in these events.

Japan's World Cultural Heritage Event Relay Projects
Historic Monuments of Ancient KyotoHistoric Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto(Kyoto, Uji, Otsu cities)
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki RegionHidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Shrines and Temples in NikkoShrines and Temples in Nikko
Shrines and Temples in Nikko
Sixteen World Heritage sitesSixteen World Heritage sites
Sixteen World Heritage sites
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain RangeSacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan (since 2019)Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan (since 2019)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan (since 2019)
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji AreaBuddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure LandHiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic InspirationFujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration
Fujisan, Sacred Place and Source of Artistic Inspiration
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (since 2016)The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (since 2016)
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (since 2016)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Historic Monuments of Ancient NaraHistoric Monuments of Ancient Nara
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (since 2017) Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (since 2017) 
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (since 2017)

October , 2020

Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (since 2017)

*Details to be determined

The traditional worship of the gods enshrined on Okinoshima developed during a period of vigorous overseas trade with East Asia over a thousand years ago. The Three Munakata Goddesses faith of the Okitsu-miya, Nakatsu-miya, and Hetsu-miya shrines is proof that this living tradition of praying for safety at sea has been passed on down to this day.

【Event details】 http://www.munakata-taisha.or.jp/index.html

【Information for visiting the World Heritage site】 
https://www.okinoshima-heritage.jp/en/

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