Inscription: Itsukushima Shinto Shrine (Japan)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
C(i) (ii) (iv) (vi)
The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (i), (ii), (iv) and (vi) as the supreme example of this form of religious centre, setting traditional architecture of great artistic and technical merit against a dramatic natural background and thereby creating a work of art of incomparable physical beauty. The Delegate of Germany suggested that the authorities may consider cultural landscape criteria for a possible extension.