WIT Press


Process Of Architectural Wooden Preservation In Japan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR130411

Volume

131

Pages

12

Page Range

491 - 502

Published

2013

Size

356 kb

Author(s)

T. L. Park

Abstract

Architectural preservation in Japan is discussed through the study and observation of Gekko-den pavilion at Gokoku-ji Temple in Central Tokyo. Gekko-den’s importance lies in its affiliation with Onjo-ji Temple, founded in early Heian Period, 672, a designated National Treasure of Japan, and head temple of the Tendaijimon Buddhist sect. Preservation of Gekko-den commenced in November 2008, and will continue through to October 2013. Historical analysis and overview of Cultural Property definition in Japan and the legal system and administration that functions to oversee the protection and preservation of the cultural properties are examined in detail. Keywords: wooden preservation, legislation, cultural property, Gekko-den pavilion, agency for cultural affairs, Japanese Association of Conservation and Monuments, training, craftsmen.

Keywords

Keywords: wooden preservation, legislation, cultural property, Gekko-den pavilion, agency for cultural affairs, Japanese Association of Conservation and Monuments, training, craftsmen.