A photo exhibition of Japan's world heritage sites will open at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Hanoi on July 26.
The exhibition will feature Kazuyoshi Miyoshi's iconic images of Japan’s picturesque natural and cultural heritages that have since been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
They include the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountain Range, Yaku-shima Island, Himeji-jo Castle and the Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji Temple Area, which all were added to UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1993.
The exhibition will also feature images of the Genbaku Dome, the Itsukushima-jinja Shrine, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, the Gassho-zukuri Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama and the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which were recognized between 1994 and 1999.
The rest will include pictures of many other World Heritage Sites recognized between 2000 and 2011.
Born in 1958 in Tokushima Prefecture, Kazuyoshi Miyoshi started taking photos when he was a junior high school student.
Miyoshi's first photo collection, “Rakuen” (“Paradise”) won him the 11th Kimura Ihei Photography Award. At age 27, he was the youngest winner of the award at the time.
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Hanoi is located at 27 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District. The exhibition will run until August 9.
Admission is free and it will be open to the public between 9am and 6pm daily, except Sundays.