Examples and Significance of Culture that is Created through Transmission of the Spirituality of Space

Sugio, Kunie (2008) Examples and Significance of Culture that is Created through Transmission of the Spirituality of Space. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The spirit or spirituality of place or space (hereinafter “the spirit of place”) can exist in a fixed or static fashion at the place; on the other hand, as part of people’s inspiration, memory, or impression, it can move with the people who are inspired by, keep memory of, or impressed by the place. It can even transcend time and space, by being transplanted and transmitted by people, resulting in a new culture (tangible or intangible) in another space. When established, the chain of transmission of the spirit of place continues further over time and space. In other words, the spirit of place can be said to be a mother to cultural heritage or a creator of diverse culture over time and space. This paper introduces several examples to explain the above with the aim of demonstrating the concept and diverse values of the spirit of place or space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Sugio, KunieUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: space; spirituality; spirit of place; sacred mountain
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 04. Social practices, rituals and festive events
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Mt Fuji, Japan
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2010 09:02
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
References: 1 Matsui, Keisuke. 2003. Minshu Shukyo ni-miru Seichi no Fukei [Scenes of Sacred Sites in Folk Religions]. Tokyo: Kokinshoin.

2 Ueda, Atsushi. 2008. Niwa to Nihonjin [Gardens and Japanese People]. Tokyo: Shinchosha.

3 Kawai, Yasuyo. 2003. Seichi “Fujisan” [Sacred Site, “Mt Fuji”]. Tokyo: Kokinshoin.

4 Harrison, Robert Pogue. 1993. Forests: The Shadow of Civilization. University of Chicago Press.
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/154

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