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A DVD produced in order to enhance the knowledge of the eleven properties in Japan currently included in the World Heritage List.
These properties are:
- Shirakami-Sanchi (Shirakami Mountains): possesses the world's largest primeval beech-tree forest, virtually unaffected by human contact
- Yakushima: possesses Japanese cedar trees over a thousand years old
- Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area: the oldest wooden structures in the world
- Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto: the shrines and temples that have been places of worship in the ancient capital of Kyoto, which has a history of over 1,200 years
- Himeji-jo (Himeji Castle): a beautiful castle admired as the "white egret castle"
- The Historic Villages, Shirakawa-go and Gokayama: the Gassho-style Farmhouses constructed in conformity with the natural conditions of the region - which is subject to deep accumulations of heavy snow
- Itsukushima Shinto Shrine: a shrine that extends out over the ocean and is beautifully integrated with the form of the mountains behind it
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome or Atomic Bomb Dome): conveys the horror of nuclear war to people today
- Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara: the magnificent shrines and temples, Mount Kasuga's primeval forests and the historic ruins of the Heijyo-kyo ancient capital in Nara, which was the capital of Japan before Kyoto and has a 1,300-year history
- Shrines and Temples of Nikko: the Shrines and Temples in Nikko, a sacred site for those who religiously worshiped mountains, with a history of approximately 1,200 years
- Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu: the group of historic sites that show the characteristics of the unique Ryukyu culture that developed from the latter 14th century, when the Ryukyus began moving toward a unified state, to the late 18th century after the establishment of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
The DVD also contains 2 minutes-long documentaries about each site
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