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What are Registered Tangible Cultural Properties?

There are many landscapes around us that we wish to preserve into the future. Even familiar buildings that we enter without much thought can be considered precious cultural properties if they have a good representation of a certain feature of an era, or if the buildings are such that cannot be built again. The cultural property registration system was created in order to protect such buildings of cultural asset, and utilize them as assets for the local community. To be recognized as a Registered Tangible Cultural Property Building, the building should have a history of 50 years of more, and acquire a certain level of appraisal as being a property of cultural value. After the building is registered, efforts are made toward its preservation and utilization through a relaxed system of control based on a notification system.

Registration standards 
As a rule, the building should be at least 50 years old.
Among them, the building should contribute to the historical landscape of Japan, 
serve as an example of formative design, 
and be such that would be difficult to reproduce.
Registration standards 
As a rule, the building should be at least 50 years old.
Among them, the building should contribute to the historical landscape of Japan, 
serve as an example of formative design, 
and be such that would be difficult to reproduce.

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[NOTCIE] As the COVID-19 prevention measures, Lu Xun Lecture Hall and Tohoku University Archives will be temporarily closed until further notice.
There will be no public visits to the hall during this period. The temporary exhibition of historical documents and materials from the University Archives will also be suspended.

Tohoku University
Lu Xun Lecture Hall

Free of charge

Open on
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
*October 15, 2019-March 2020
Hours
10:30am-12:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm

You can go in and out of the hall freely within the time. Exhibit description and brochure is Chinese and Japanese. If you are coming in a group, please let us know.

Tohoku University
Archives

Free of charge

Open on
Monday-Friday
*Excl. public holidays, Tohoku University's anniversary holiday (June 22), and during the university administration's summer & winter holiday period.
Hours
10:00am-5:00pm
*Reading room closed 12:00 to 13:00.

*Exhibition floor (2F) is closed from August 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.