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学術研究成果リスト

Detail of Grant Awarded Academic Researches

Project

The Modern Tama River and the Imperial Household

Academic
Research
No.328
Principal
Investigator
Taku Yoshoka
Affiliation
(at that time)
Keisen University Assistant professor
Research
Summary

In 1882, an imperial hunting ground was established in Renkoji Village and the surrounding area. This research project studied the practice of fishing for sweetfish by the Emperor, members of the Imperial Family, and officials of the Imperial Household Department within the Renkoji Village Imperial Hunting Ground and along the banks of the Tama River nearby, and examined the relationship of the history of this practice to the fact that this area was considered a holy site in the prewar Showa period. More specifically, we focused primarily on analysis of the “Tomizawa Family Documents” held by Tama City Board of Education; “Tomizawa Family Documents” held by the National Institute of Japanese Literature; and “Hunting Ground Records,” “Special Hunting Records,” “Records of Statutes,” and the “Diary of Yamaguchi Masasada,” held in the Imperial Household Archives of the Imperial Household Agency. In conducting our research, we supplemented these sources with material from the archives of the Historiographical Institute of the University of Tokyo and the Tokyo Metropolitan Archives.

As a result of this study, we were able to provide a very detailed picture of the practice of fishing for sweetfish by the Emperor, members of the Imperial Family, and officials of the Imperial Household Department. In addition, we were able to confirm to some extent that the history of imperial fishing for sweetfish was actively advertised by local citizens, in the process of the Tama area’s becoming considered a holy site.


Collaborators

Yusuke SHIMIZU

Jyunichi MIYAMA


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