CWAJ College Women's Association of Japan


Luncheon and Monthly Meetings

January 2016

Landscape and Urban Designer, Representative, Byodoin Temple


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Our first speaker in 2016 was SHUSAKU MIYAGI a well known landscape architect and representative of Byodoin Temple.
The lecture was an interesting introduction into the business of running a successful independent temple in Japan. Since its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, Byodoin Temple has attracted thousands of tourists who pass through its gates every day. Mr Miyagi spoke of the challenge of maintaining the upkeep of an independent temple with encouraging tourism and keeping the surrounding neighborhoods intact and unspoilt.

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