Heritage Alert - Takanawa Chikutei maritime railway track embankment (Japan)

Heritage Alert Photo 1To add to the already substantial national alarm, raised among others by ICOMOS Japan, ICOMOS is issuing a worldwide Heritage Alert, our most consequential expression of concern, to amplify awareness of the imminent and irreversible threats to the Takanawa Chikutei maritime railway track embankment (Japan) in the form of its on-going, partial but substantial destruction after its rescue excavation and recording.

Built on the sea between Shinbashi and Shinagawa as a part of the Shimbashi-Yokohama railway, the first railway in Japan, it marks the genesis of the history of railways in Japan, and the starting point of Japan's modernisation.

ICOMOS calls upon the East Japan Railway Company to immediately suspend the ongoing excavation-recording-destruction cycle; to allow much wider public access to the site; to review its development plans and to fully preserve the remaining sections of the embankment in their entirety in situ. It also calls upon the concerned national ministries, agencies and local governments and their sections to make the utmost effort to ensure the preservation of this heritage of high national and international significance and value, and offers both the Company and the authorities the full scope of its expertise to support them in doing so.

Heritage Alert Photo 3

téléchargementDownload the letter sent to the JR East and the national and local authorities and the Press release (including previous statements by ICOMOS Japan, the JAA and TICCIH).

 

Photo credits: ICOMOS Japan

 


See more

Picto doigt Whats is a Heritage Alert?

  Picto doigtICOMOS' current Heritage Alerts


By using this website you agree to the use of cookies to recognize your repeat visits and preferences, the display of videos and the measurement of audiences.No cookies are used to track you for commercial or advertising purposes.

Your browser and online tools allow you to adjust the setting of these cookies. Learn more

I understand

ICOMOS
Cookies Policy

ICOMOS informs you that, when browsing the ICOMOS website and all the pages of this domain, cookies are placed on the user's computer, mobile or tablet. No cookies are used to track users for commercial or advertising purposes.

A cookie is a piece of information stored by a website on the user's computer and that the user's browser provides to the website during each user’s visit.

These cookies essentially allow ICOMOS to:

You will find below the list of cookies used by our website and their characteristics:

Cookies created by the use of a third-part service on the website:

 https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage)

 https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en)

For information:

You can set up your browser to alert you of the presence cookies and offer you to accept them or not. You can accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or refuse them once and for all. However, some features of the ICOM website cannot function properly without cookies activated. 

The setting of cookies is different for each browser and generally described in the help menus. You will find more explanations on how to proceed via the links below.

Firefox   •  

Chrome     

Safari     

Internet Explorer

 

Dowload ICOMOS Cookies Policy