Other Events 2015
Grand Prize 2015: Thant Myint-U
- Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015 (19:00‒20:30)
- Noh Theater, Sumiyoshi Shrine
- NISHIMURA Yukio (Professor, University of Tokyo; President, Japan ICOMOS)
- 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.
Arts and Culture Prize 2015: Minh Hanh
- Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015 (17:00‒18:00)
- 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.
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