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Other Events 2015

Grand Prize 2015: Thant Myint-U

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Date
Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015 (19:00‒20:30)
Venue
Noh Theater, Sumiyoshi Shrine
Participant
NISHIMURA Yukio (Professor, University of Tokyo; President, Japan ICOMOS)
Moderator
KONO Toshiyuki (Professor, Kyushu University; Vice President, ICOMOS)

Dr. Thant Myint-U, who is active in the preservation of historic buildings,joined Professor NISHIMURA, who has been working to preserve the Bagan ruins in Myanmar, discussed how to determine what to preserve in Yangon,based on the results in other cities where redevelopment has already progressed. There is potential as a global tour destination, as a historical city,and even as a World Cultural Heritage site. They emphasized the importance of tying preservation to city development.

Dr. Thant Myint-U at Noh Theater
Dr. Thant Myint-U at Noh Theater
Dialogue with Mr. Nishimura
Dialogue with Mr. Nishimura
Prof. Kono as moderator
Prof. Kono as moderator

Arts and Culture Prize 2015: Minh Hanh

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Date
Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015 (17:00‒18:00)
Venue
Kego Shrine

A fashion show for Minh Hanh’s designs was held, the first fashion show ever to be held at Kego Shrine, where the monument to broken sewing needles stands. The event was held to promote cultural exchange between Japan and Vietnam, with the support of the Koran College of Fashion Design. The school’s students first showed their own designs, followed by clothing designed by rising young Vietnamese designer Viet, and then about 40 designs by Minh Hanh herself. The audience of about 300 people were astonished and delighted by the gorgeous fashion combining modern sensitivities w ith traditional Vietnamese áo dài, embroidery by ethnic minorities, weaving, washi paper, and kimono.

Shrine gate becomes a runway
Shrine gate becomes a runway
In front of
In front of "Harinohi", a monument for old needles
Illustionary atmosphere prevails at the stage
Illustionary atmosphere prevails at the stage

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