UNESCO

CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 246 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

The Network covers seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music.

 

The Creative Cities Network is a privileged partner of UNESCO, not only as a platform for reflection on the role of creativity as a lever for sustainable development but also as
a breeding ground of action and innovation, notably for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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OUR MISSION

  • encouraging the preservation and promotion of indigenous crops and their use in traditional gastronomy so as to transmit this knowledge to future generations;

  • promoting collaboration between farmers, chefs and those who are engaged in related industries as well as research in order to enhance the region’s unique gastronomy; and

  • sharing experiences related to the promotion of Creative Cities. Tsuruoka is committed to interacting with other members of the UCCN in order to support the development of each member’s potential. 

Every four years following the year of the designation, UNESCO Creative Cities Network member cities are required to submit a Membership Monitoring Report to report their activities and projects that had taken place. In November 2018, Tsuruoka City turned in the report that covers the four years since the city had joined the network in December 2014.

Submitted Report: 

*2018 Monitoring Report*

Creative Cities of Gastronomy

from around the world

 

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Belem

Brazil

Bergamo

Italy

Burgos

Spain

Denia

Spain

Gaziantep

Turkey

Hyderabad

India

Merida

Mexico

Paraty

Brazil

Popayan

Colombia

San Antonio

United States of America

Tucson

United States of America

Alba

Italy

Belo Horizonte

Brazil

Bergen

Norway

Chengdu

China

Ensenada

Mexico

Hatay

Turkey

Jeonju

Korea

Östersund

Sweden

Parma

Italy

Portoviejo

Ecuador

Shunde

China

Yangzhou

China

Arequipa

Peru

Bendigo

Australia

Buenaventura

Columbia

Cochabamba

Bolivia

Florianopolis

Brazil

Hermanus

South Africa

Macao

China

Panama City

Panama

Phuket

Thailand

Rasht

Iran

Tsuruoka

Japan

Zhale

Lebanon

TSURUOKA CITY

The one and only UCCN City of Gastronomy in Japan. Nestled between the Three Sacred Mountains of Dewa and the Sea of Japan, Tsuruoka City is home to 3 Japan Heritage Sites and is the largest municipality in the Tohoku region.

Come and experience the hidden side of Japan and traditional cuisine!

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