About The Shikoku Henro World Heritage Inscription Council
Coexisting in harmony with the local region for over a thousand years, the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage is a representative example of Japanese cultural heritage. To ensure that this living culture is passed down to future generations, it is necessary to preserve the property while heightening awareness of its cultural value both domestically and abroad. In order to coordinate and maximize the efforts of numerous groups that have been working to preserve and transmit the culture of the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, Shikoku has united under the umbrella of one organization which is working towards achieving World Heritage status.
March 16th, 2010
- Chairman (Shikoku Economic Federation Chairman)
- Vice Chairman (4 Prefectural Governors)
- Members (A total of 96 constituents, including the four prefectures of Shikoku, 58 municipalities, and various state institutions, universities, economic organizations, NPO and other private organizations(For details about the members, see the table below.))
Members (As of July 3rd, 2017)
Prefectures and Municipalities (4 Prefectures and 58 cities and towns)
The cities of Tokushima, Naruto, Komatsushima, Anan, Yoshinogawa, Awa and Miyoshi;and the towns of Katsuura, Kamiyama, Mugi, Minami, Kaiyo, Itano, Kamiita.
The cities of Kochi, Muroto, Aki, Nankoku, Tosa, Susaki, Sukumo, Tosashimizu, Shimanto, Konan, Kami;and the towns of Toyo, Nahari, Tano, Yasuda, Geisei, Nakatosa, Shimanto, Otsuki,Mihara and Kuroshio.
The cities of Matsuyama, Imabari, Uwajima, Yawatahama, Niihama, Saijo, Ozu, Shikokuchuo and Seiyo; and the towns of Kumakogen, Tobe, Uchiko and Ainan
The cities of Takamatsu, Marugame, Sakaide, Zentsuji, Kan’onji, Sanuki, Higashikagawa, Mitoyo;and the towns of Utazu and Tadotsu
State Institutions (8 Authorities)
Shikoku Bureau of Telecommunications, Chugoku-Shikoku Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Shikoku Regional Forest Office, Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Shikoku Regional Development Bureau, Shikoku District Transport Bureau, Geospatial Information Authority of Japan – Shikoku Regional Survey Department, Chugoku-Shikoku Regional Environment Office – Takamatsu Office
Universities (3 Organizations)
Shikoku Association of National Universities (Naruto University of Education, Tokushima University, Kochi University, Ehime University, Kagawa University), Shikoku University, Tokushima Bunri University
Reijokai(Association of Sacred Sites) (1 Organization)
Shikoku Hachijyuhakkasho Reijokai(Association of the Shikoku Pilgrimage Temples (Corp.))
Economic Organizations (11 Organizations)
Shikoku Economic Federation, Tokushima Association of Corporate Executives (Corp.), Tosa Association of Corporate Executives, Ehime Association of Corporate Executives, Kagawa Association of Corporate Executives (Corp.), Federation of Tokushima Prefecture Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Women’s Clubs, Federation of Kochi Prefecture Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Women’s Clubs, Federation of Ehime Prefecture Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Women’s Club, Federation of Kagawa Prefecture Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Women’s Club , Federation of Shikoku Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry, The Shikoku Association of Shinkin Bank.District Shinkin Bank Association (Corp.)
NPO and Other Organizations (11 Organizations)
NPO Tokushima Kyoseijyuku ippokai, NPO Loop 88 Shikoku, Association for Shikoku Pilgrimage Route Culture as World Heritage, NPO Network for Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage and Hospitality, Shikoku 88-kasho Henrogoya Project, Tokushima UNESCO Association, Ehime Prefectural Liaison Council of UNESCO Asociations, Kagawa Prefectural Liaison Council of UNESCO Asociations, Junior Chamber International Japan Shikoku District Council, Konin-sendachi Arukihenro no kai, Kamodani Henromichi no kai