KAWASHIMA Masao Japanese History Ritsumeikan University Professor, 文学部, 教授 (30204720)
KOGA Shinji Geography Ritsumeikan University Ass.Professor, 文学部, 助教授 (10234725)
KATAHIRA Hirohumi Geography Ritsumeikan University Professor, 文学部, 教授 (60128569)
TAKAHASHI Manabu Environmental System Ritsumeikan University Professor, 理工学部, 教授 (80236322)
YAMASAKI Masahumi Environmental System Ritsumeikan University Ass.Professor, 理工学部, 助教授 (40109038)
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¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1997: ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1996: ¥1,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,300,000)
The River Kamo in Kyoto is singular river which has been keeping the water in good quality and beautiful landscape in spite of flowing down such a big city, and also it has been loved with many people as a place having a typical image of Kyoto since old times. Then, we reconstructed the landscape of River Kamo after the establishment of the ancient capital (Heian-Kyo) by using such as literatures, maps, pictures and photographs, and reserched when the landscape and its good image of River Kamo of today had been formed.
At first, we examined the present River Kamo from the viewpoints of hydrological environment, river landscape and image. Generally speaking, the present water quality and landscape of River Kamo are good, and it is certified as collect from the image analysis of the university students, in spite of some troubles which caused by the construction of the buildings along River Kamo.
Next, at the result of historical research for the landscape and image of River Kamo, it comes clear that the construction of the river dike (Kanbun Shintei) in the early Edo period strongly influenced on the landscape and image of River Kamo. After that, since Meiji period, the construction of The Sosui Canal from Lake Biwa made the width of the river narrow again, but the changes concerned to the landscape and image of the present River Kamo were basically seen at the carly Edo period when the Kanbun Shintei was constructed.