Institute for the Study of Japanese Folk Culture Kanagawa University

Research and study

Joint research project: Comprehensive Studies on the Landscape and History of Sea Areas and Seaside Communities

Geographical scope

  All areas for which the ISJFC possesses fishing ground maps. Joint field research was held on Oshima Island of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture.


  The main purpose of this joint project is to conduct interdisciplinary research on the history and culture of sea areas and seaside communities based on the landscape depicted in the illustrated fishing ground maps and by utilizing the human resources of ISJFC. The project aims to develop a new methodology that uses image analysis as the starting point.

  • Fishing ground map (owned by ISJFC)

  • Research Society(February 21,2018)