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In an effort to get younger people more involved with preserving Kyoto’s traditional culture, a local heritage association has begun a crowdfunding campaign that seeks small, individual donations for the repair of temples, shrines and cultural assets.

The Kyoto Heritage Preservation Association, a group of about 370 owners of temples, shrines and other assets that are often hundreds of years old, launched the campaign earlier this week with the goal of raising ¥12 million by March 2019.

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