Government, paper makers welcome addition of 'washi' to UNESCO list

Nov 27, 2014

Government, paper makers welcome addition of 'washi' to UNESCO list

“Washi,” the traditional handmade paper, was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list on Wednesday in a move that was expected to help Japan boost global awareness of its traditional culture and spur interest among younger generations in keeping artisan skills alive. The registered ...

Japanese cuisine wins cultural heritage status

Dec 5, 2013

Japanese cuisine wins cultural heritage status

“Washoku” traditional Japanese cuisine has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, raising the government’s hopes of enhancing its global recognition, attracting more foreign tourists and boosting exports of the country’s agricultural products. The government’s proposal was formally approved Wednesday at a meeting ...