In 2008, JCIE and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation established the Tiffany Foundation Award for the Preservation of Japanese Traditional Arts and Culture in Contemporary Society in order to recognize organizations that have made notable contributions to the promotion of Japanese traditional culture and to the revitalization of local communities. The program ran for six successful years, from 2008 to 2013. Following the completion of the award program, JCIE prepared this beautifully illustrated publication that highlights the awardees and assesses the impact of the program and the lessons learned.
Each section of the book is presented in Japanese, followed by English and can be downloaded below, or click above to download the full report.
2008 Taisho Award: Mino Washi Akari Art Contest & Exhibition Organizing Committee (Mino City, Gifu Prefecture)
2008 Shinkosho Award: Nishi-shiogo Revolving Theater Preservation Committee (Hitachi-Omiya City, Ibaraki Prefecture)
2009 Taisho Award: Earth Celebration Committee (Sado City, Niigata Prefecture)
2009 Shinkosho Award: Kurobei Project Team (Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture)
2010 Taisho Award: Kyo-machiya Revitalization Study Group (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
2010 Shinkosho Award: Red Brick Club Maizuru (Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture)
2011 Taisho Award: Amawari Roman Association (Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture)
2011 Shinkosho Award: Taiguruma Revival Project (Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture)
2012 Taisho Award: Yamamoto Noh Theater (Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
2012 Shinkosho Award: Wajima Dozo Culture Renovation Center (Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
2013 Taisho Award: Association for the Promotion of Ipponsugi Street (Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
2013 Shinkosho Award: ENVISI (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
Conclusion: The Tiffany Award and Regional Revitalization, Toshi Menju (JCIE)