|Budget Amount *help
¥105,040,000 (Direct Cost: ¥80,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥24,240,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥14,560,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,360,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥19,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥22,360,000 (Direct Cost: ¥17,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,160,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥18,460,000 (Direct Cost: ¥14,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,260,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥30,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥23,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥6,960,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
This research project conducted at the naval battle site of the 1281 Mongol Invasion of Japan at Imari Bay between Nagasaki and Saga prefectures has three main objectives. The first objective is to identify the remote sensing survey methods involving in identifying a shipwreck from the ill-fated Mongol fleet which majority of the vessels are said to have been destroyed by a legendary storm. The second objective is to reveal the nature of the Mongol fleet, and the third objective is to construct strategies for preserving underwater sites in situ, conservation treatment of artifacts, and the public outreach.
The research project was successful in finding two shipwrecks from the Mongol fleet at Takashima Underwater site at Matsuura-city, in Nagasaki prefecture; the two hulls were identifying as originating from southern China. Both of the sites are preserved and protected underwater with a long-term monitoring program to check for any deterioration from taking place.