Preserving the “shell” and Regenerating the spirit - Case Study of Christian churches in islands in the southern Japan

Fukushima, Ayako, Kikata, Junne, Takao, Tadashi and Shibata, Hisashi (2008) Preserving the “shell” and Regenerating the spirit - Case Study of Christian churches in islands in the southern Japan. 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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This paper discusses a sustainable management of a place by regenerating the spirit, integrating new uses and generating new social value. Catholic churches in remote areas in Japan are discussed mainly in the paper. A case study in the urban setting is also described as one of the worthwhile example to refer to.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Fukushima, AyakoUNSPECIFIED
Shibata, HisashiUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: spirit of place; social values; churches; maintenance; management
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 11. Tentative list
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki, Japan
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 06:36
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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Personal Interview. 2008. Interview by author with members of Naru sub-Diocese in May 2008.

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