Shizuoka Prefecture Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center Special Event Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Mt. Fuji Registration "Mt. Fuji: The Source of Art"
In June 2013, Mt. Fuji was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In order to further verify and honor the outstanding and universal value of the World Cultural Heritage "Mt. Fuji - Object of Worship and Source of Art," Shizuoka Prefecture promoted the development of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, and in December 2017, it was built by Shigeru Ban and opened in the land of Fujinomiya, where the Sengen Taisha Shrine, the headquarters of Mt. Fuji worship, is located.
Based on the concepts of "long-term protection," "fun communication," "wide interaction," and "deep exploration," the center has established a permanent exhibition space to enlighten about Mt. Fuji, a 4K theater with high-definition video, and a special exhibition room where the results of researchers' research are exhibited, and it also collects related arts and crafts works, literary materials, and historical and folklore materials.
In this special event, in order to make the activities of such centers widely known to people in Tokyo and the Tokyo metropolitan area, we will focus on the aspect of Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site, as a "source of art", and in addition to exhibiting paintings from the Edo period collected and deposited by the center, Mr. Motoaki Kono and Mr. Isao Kumakura, who are experts in art history and cultural history research, curator of the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Researchers specializing in art history and Japanese literature will give lectures.
In the special exhibition, new works such as "Fuji Hitsuru-zu" by Kano Togawa Nakanobu, which was revealed to be a gift from the Tokugawa shogun to the President of the United States brought by the envoy to the United States in 1860 (the first year of Manen) by researchers of our center, and "Fuji Miho Kiyomiji Temple" from the early Edo period, which also depicted the figure of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the standard composition of the map of Mt. Fuji, as well as "Fuji Miho Kiyomiji Temple" written by Tani Fumiaki, which was offered to the 11th shogun Tokugawa Iehito. Mt. Fuji Naka True View Whole View" and other excellent paintings of Mt. Fuji from the Edo period will be released.