The historic town of Hoi An

Brad Goll2013

The Sand Museum

The Sand Museum

Hoi An is an old harbor town located 30 km south of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam. Its port thrived since the time of the Champa Kingdom and reached its high point of prosperity as a big trading center in the 17th Century. Along with Chinese settlements and Dutch trading houses, a Japanese settlement that became home to more than 1000 Japanese people were established there. The Japanese Bridge still remains to this day, bustling with tourists, as evidence of times past. The beautiful townscape of Hoi An Ancient Town was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

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  • Title: The historic town of Hoi An
  • Creator: Brad Goll
  • Date: 2013
  • Location: Tottori City, Japan
  • Provenance: THE SAND MUSEUM
  • Type: Sand Sculpture
  • External Link: http://www.sand-museum.jp/
  • 作品解説 / Object Note (Japanese): ベトナム中部のクアンナム省ダナン南方30キロに位置する古い港町「ホイアン」。チャンパ王国時代から栄えたホイアン港は、17世紀頃に一大交易拠点として最大の発展を遂げた。街に形成された中国人街やオランダ商館の設置などと同様に、千人以上の日本人が居住する日本人街も形成された。その中でも多くの観光客で賑わう日本橋などは当時の名残を今に伝える。これらの美しい街並みは、1999年、古都ホイアンとして世界文化遺産に登録された。
  • 作品タイトル / Object Title (Japanese): 古都ホイアン