National Treasures

There are three types of Japanese National Treasures:

1. National Treasures: paintings (art works), buildings, etc.

2. Living Natinal Treasures: person who have distinguishing skills in catagories, such as music, dance, ceramics, bamboo, paper-making, kimono fabrics, etc.

3. Important Intengible Culture Asset: consists of groups who deserve, maintain traditional craft skills, etc. (specific techniques used in a particular craft).