National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties (CPCP) was established in July 2018 under the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. Its mission is to share the wonder of Japan’s cultural treasures with the widest possible audience.
National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties (CPCP) cooperates with national museums, research institutes for cultural properties and other National Institutes for Cultural Heritage to pursue various cultural heritage projects together with local museums and galleries, regional public bodies, educational facilities, and private businesses, for example. Through these projects, we work with numerous friends to ensure society as a whole is involved in activities to protect and preserve out cultural heritage. As part of this, the CPCP and Tokyo National Museum launched the Kōrin Kimono Restoration Project in January 2020. This project involves soliciting donations on our website and holding events at Tokyo National Museum to raise the funds needed to restore this valuable garment with its autumn grasses design by Ogata Kōrin. Through these activities, we aim to work with many people to ensure our cultural heritage will be passed down through the next 1,000 or 2,000 years. We look forward to receiving all your warm support.
Asahi Mitsuru, Director General
National Center for the Promotion of Cultural Properties