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Wishing a quick and complete recovery to the all victims of

the Noto Peninsula Earthquake in 2024. 

At 16:10 on 1 January 2024, there was a magnitude 7.6 (preliminary) earthquake in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

Many roads are reported to be sinking or collapsing. Rescue operations in the affected areas have been delayed because of these problems.

We wish our deepest sympathies to all people who are staying at home or in shelters in the cold winter days.

​We also pray for you to rebuild the region with great strength.

【Saitama Venue】

​ "Yoshimi Caves" + "Symposium"

【Yokohama Venue】

​ "Taya Cave" + "Symposium"

【Optional Tour】

Free​"Taya Cave" Guide Tour


 JR Negishi Line "Hongoudai Station"

"Sakae Public Hall"

【Yokohama Venue】
"Sakae Public Hall"

About 10 min by Walk
from JR Negishi Line
"Hongoudai Station"


【Yokohama Venue】
"Exhibition Room"

Meeting Room 2
@ 2nd Floor of
Sakae Public Hall

Program 4:


Exhibition and Mini-Workshop 

"TAYA Cave Preservation Activities and Underground Built Heritage"

(Venue: Sakae Public Hall

Poster Exhibition

"Underground Built Heritage and Above-ground Spatial Areas"

※ ​The following changes may occur due to various factors.

  • Yuichi S Hayakawa (Associate Professor, Hokkaido University)

Multidimensional measurement of regional environment around Taya​

  • Masashi Morita (Associate Professor, Yokohama National University)

Case Studies of regional design for Taya Town Area by university students​

  • Yu Takagi (Graduate student, Tsukuba University)

Spatial analysis between underground cultural heritage and surface microtopography using high-density point cloud data: a case study of the Taya cave

  • Laura Genovese (CNR/ISPC)

Dismissed mines and the ReMUSIT project

Exhibition in collaboration with Elementary School and Universities

"The Efforts by the 6th Graders of Senshu Public Elementary School and the Preservation Activities for TAYA Cave"

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Giant Topological Model of Taya Area

​Modeling with the 6 graders in 2017


Sectional Model of TAYA Cave

Modeling with the 6 graders in 2018

Yasuhiko Tamura (Executive Committee for the Preservation of the TAYA Cave)

This exhibition focuses on the learning outcomes of the 'Regional Inquiry Study' for 6th graders in the Period of Integrated Studies, which has been conducted for six years since 2017 in collaboration between university researchers who have participated in preservation activities for Taya cave and the Senshu Public Elementary School.

※ ​The following changes may occur due to various factors.

  • in 2017:'Giant topographic model of the Taya area' (scale = 1/1000).

  • in 2018:'Sectional model of the TAYA cave' (scale = 1/50).

  • in 2019:'A three-dimensional model of the Taya area in the event of a disaster' (scale = 1/1000).

※ Modified Topographic Models produced in 2017.

  • in 2020:'TAYA Cave, Relief Illustrated Guide Card.'

  • in 2021:'Regional Guidebook for Taya Area (2021 edition)'

  • in 2022:'Basic vegetation survey of 'Satoyama' of Taya Cave'' (poster exhibition).


Mini-Workshop and VR Experience "TAYA Cave"

※ ​The following changes may occur due to various factors.


" Operation 3D Relief Modeling "



" Operation 3D Relief Model "

Yuichi S Hayakawa (Associate Professor, Hokkaido University)

Make paper clay miniature models of reliefs in the TAYA Cave from high-resolution 3D surveying data collected in this cave!

  • Free of charge

  • No pre-registration required (anyone can join us).

  • Finished models can be taken home. (The workshop will end when all materials have been used up.)

TAYA Cave VR experience


Hiroyuki Yamauchi (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)

Developing VR Taya Cave to Enhance Geographical Awareness for Citizens

  • The TAYA Cave VR experience ends at 17:30.

VR Experience of TAYA Cave for Geo-Education




Paisuke Club

Introduction to the exhibition by the Paiske Club, which is actively involved in the conservation of paiske, bamboo woven baskets that used to be made actively in Sakae Ward in the past.

​It is thought that it would also have been used when the 'TAYA Cave' was dug.

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