The 17th Praemium Imperiale prizes this year went to painter Robert Ryman, fashion designer Issey Miyake, architect Yoshio Taniguchi, pianist Martha Argerich, and dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, the Japan Art Association announced Monday.

The organizer of the awards said that Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy in Gunma Prefecture, the oldest international summer music academy in Japan, received the 5 million yen Grant for Young Artists.

The association created the awards in 1988 to recognize international achievements in the fields of painting, sculpture, theater or film, music and architecture.