“Kamakura”- Aiming for Registration as a World Heritage Site

掲載日:2018年6月21日
 

Kanagawa Prefectural Government and three Cities of Kamakura, Yokohama and Zushi
are aiming for World Heritage registration of “Kamakura”

 

 

 


Kanagawa Prefectural Government (K.P.G.) and the three Cities of Kamakura, Yokohama and Zushi had been making efforts toward the World Heritage registration of “Kamakura, Home of the Samurai” in June 2013. But unfortunately, it couldn’tbe inscribed on the List.

The following is how the decision was mede.

2012/1

The Japanese government submitted the formal nomination file to UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

2012/9

On-site evaluation by ICOMOS (advisory body to the UNESCO) specialists.

2013年4月30日

ICOMOS recommended that Kamakura would not inscribe on the World Heritage List, mainly because the tangible evidence was insufficient.

2013年5月27日

In case UNESCO World Heritage Committee makes the decision not to inscribe the property on the List as ICOMOS recommends, it will not be able to be renominated. Therefore, K.P.G. and the three Cities decided to withdraw the nomination.

2013年6月4日

The Japanese government made the decision to withdraw the nomination of“Kamakura, Home of the Samurai”.


In the ICOMOS recommendations, much of outstanding value of “Kamakura” was appreciated, and K.P.G. and the three Cities will further make efforts for early registration as a World Heritage site by rebuilding the concept and reselecting the nomination sites.
We appreciate your continued understanding and support.

 Introducing our activities toward the World Heritage registration of “Kamakura”on the following themes.

 Current and further activities

 What is World Heritage?
 
 Cooperation with people in Kanagawa Prefecture
 
  (The outline of “Kamakura, Home of the Samurai”)