DERIHA Koji Historical Museum of Hokkaido, 2nd Research Division, Curator, 学芸部, 学芸員 (40142088)
SASAKI Toshikazu Agency for Cultural Affairs, Chief Investigator, 主任調査官 (80132702)
OGIHARA Shinko Chiba University, Faculty of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (00129074)
TANIMOTO Akihisa Hokkaido Univ.of Education, Faculty of Education (Iwamizawa), Associate Professor, 教育学部・岩見沢校, 助教授 (20306525)
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¥12,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥12,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥4,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥4,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,400,000)
1)A total of 13,200 Ainu ethnographic specimens has been identified at about seventy-five overseas museums. A comprehensive list, incorporating all the Ainu specimens and their basic scientific information, such as museum number, name, provinence, date of acquisition, name of collector, etc., has been edited and printed for further comparative studies. Another necessary work is an overall database including each photograph or pictorial information, and all the preparations, except photographs, have been completed. Since copy right of photograph is preserved by each museum or its founder and a fee for each specimen has to be paid to the founder, we have come to a conclusion that the amount of such fee is far beyond of individual researchers. Such fee for Japans Aboriginal people, Ainu, should be taken care of by the Government.
2)Publication of Symposium Proceedings : With the Ministry of Educations Research Grant-in-Aid, we held a symposium, "Overseas Ainu Cultural Treasure : Current St
atus and History," in late November, 2002, at Hokkaido University, Sapporo. This fiscal year, the proceedings of this symposium (189 pp.) were published from the Nanzan Anthropological Institute, Nagoya.
3)Ezo Shiryo, 209 vols.in total, and about 8,500 pages long, was compiled in 1865 by Maeda Natsukage, a historian, as a chief editor under the order of Tokugawa Government. It is held at the Naikaku Bunko imprinted, and is regarded as encyclopedic geographical or ethnographical descriptions of Ezoe Land (current Hokkaido, Southern Sakhalin, and the Kurils) and the Ainu on the basis of every genre of publications accessible in Edo toward the end of the Edo Period.
We edited two 223-page indices of Ezo Shiryo. One is an index of documents or publications quoted in Ezo Shiryo. The other is an index describing what publications each volume contains. These indices are expected to promote the use of Ezo Shiryo, which constitutes basic encyclopedic compilation of informations on Ezo and its inhabitants alongside with Matsuura Takeshiro's journals (printed in the 1980s and the 1990s). Less