Committee for Evidence of Outstanding Universal Value
Shikoku Association of National Universities (Naruto University of Education, Tokushima University, Kochi University, Ehime University, Kagawa University), Shikoku University, Tokushima Bunri University, the four prefectures of Shikoku (Tokushima Prefecture, Ehime Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture)
Established on September 28th, 2010
We conduct broad research on the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage along with whatever specialized research is required for nomination as a World Heritage Site.
- From an international and historical perspective, we will prove the significant universal value of The Eighty-eight Temples and Pilgrimage Route of Shikoku as an outstanding example of a living cultural asset due to the pilgrimages that people continue to make even to this day.
- Through comparative studies on similar domestic and international sites that have already achieved World Heritage status or are candidates for the list, we will provide concrete evidence of the representative and outstanding characteristics of the pilgrimage property.
Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman
Committee Chairman Shikoku Association of National Universities Chairman Yoshiyuki Kakei (President of Kagawa University)
Committee Vice Chairman: Culture Promotion Division,Arts and Culture Bureau,Policy Planning Department, Kagawa Prefectural Government Assistant Director General Takashi Furukawa