|Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thuong Hy has won Japan's DAIFUMI International Award for his contributions towards preserving timber architecture. — Photo baoquangnam
TOKYO (VNS) — Vietnamese artist Nguyen Thuong Hy has won Japan's DAIFUMI International Award for his contributions towards preserving timber architecture.
The award, presented by the Toyama International College of Crafts and Arts, recognised Hy's efforts to help study, conserve and prepare dossiers, and take the measurements of timber structures in the central region.
He has been involved in the restoration of the My Son sanctuary in Quang Nam Province over the past few years.
Hy, who worked for the Centre for Quang Nam Beauty Spots and Relics Management, is the first Vietnamese person to receive such a prestigious award.
He was a student of Japanese master carpenter Fumio Tanaka in 1995 and has 35 years of experience in this field.
A Japanese team and two individuals won the other three awards presented for their work in preserving timber structures. — VNS