Number of Designated Cultural Properties

As of March 1, 2016

Designation

1. National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties

Category National Treasures Important Cultural Properties
Fine arts and crafts Paintings 159 2,002
Sculptures 130 2,692
Applied Crafts 252 2,447
Calligraphies, Books 224 1,903
Ancient Documents 60 759
Archaeological Artifacts 46 618
Historic Resources 3 191
Total 874 10,612
Structures (282)
223
(4,775)
2,445
Total 1,097 13,057

Note: The number of Important Cultural Properties includes the number of National Treasures.

2. Historic Sites, Places of Scenic Beauty, and Natural Monuments

Special Historic Sites 61
Special Places of Scenic Beauty 36
Special Natural Monuments 75
Total 172(162)
Historic Sites 1,759
Places of Scenic Beauty 398
Natural Monuments 1,021
Total 3,178(3,066)

Note: The number of Historic Sites, Places of Scenic Beauty, and Natural Monuments includes the number of Special Historic Sites, Special Places of Scenic Beauty, and Special Natural Monuments.
Some Historic Sites, Places of Scenic Beauty, and Natural Monuments are designated in multiple categories and the number of unique designations is indicated in parenthesis.

3. Important Intangible Cultural Properties

  Individual recognition Group recognition
Number of designations Number of holders Number of designations Number of groups
Performing arts 37 54(54) 13 13
Craft Techniques 40 58(57) 14 14
Total 77 112(111) 27 27
Note: Some holders are recognized in multiple categories. The actual number of individuals is indicated in parenthesis.

4. Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties     216


5. Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties     290

Selection


1. Important Cultural Landscape     50


2. Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings     110


3. Selected Conservation Techniques

Number of selections Holders Preservation Groups
70 Number Number of holders Number Number of groups
48 56 31 33(31)
Note: Some groups are recognized in multiple categories, the actual number of groups is indicated in parenthesis.

Registration


1. Registered Tangible Cultural Properties (Structures)     10,516


2. Registered Tangible Cultural Properties (Fine arts and Crafts)     14


3. Registered Tangible Folk Cultural Properties     36


4. Registered Monuments     98


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