Ruins of Hara Castle, Nagasaki, Japan - 2017
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Within the Remains of Hara Castle, sections of stone retaining wall have been stabilised and re-built where necessary.
Along the western (seaward) edge of the Ruins of Hara Castle, there has been an issue with collapse of the cliff face. This process has been addressed by installation of stone gabions and retaining walls. The work is visually sympathetic to the surrounding context, but is it is a recognisable as new work.
This photograph was taken during an ICOMOS technical evaluation mission in September 2017, in view of an examination of the nominated property by the World Heritage Committee in 2018.