SATO Tsuneo University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, Professor (70015907)
NARITA Masami University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, Professor (30164502)
NAMIKAWA Kenji University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science, Associate professor (50312781)
WAKINO Hiroshi Akita National College of Technology, Humanities Science, Professor (80220846)
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¥4,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥4,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2005 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2004 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2003 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 2002 : ¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,700,000)
In the prefectures of the Tohoku region, the national forest occupies a big area. Especially the national forest area of four prefectures in Aomori, Akita, Yamagata, and Iwate reaches 26-41% of each prefecture area. From this point, the issue on national forest is important for conducting regional history research in the Tohoku region. The Tohoku Regional Forest Office (Akita city) of the Forestry Agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, manages the national forest of 5 prefectures in the northeast region, except Fukushima prefecture now. This forest management office was formed by integrating the Aomori Regional Forest Office and the Akita Regional Forest Office.
We investigated the historical data which the former Akita and Aomori Regional Forest Offices have created and kept, and created the historical-records list. There are 3913 records in the Akita Regional Forest Offices, and 3835 records in the Aomori Regional Forest Office. It is characteristic that the historical records of a feudal policy centering on the feudal forest from around 1700 are contained. Certainly, it contains the register of pre-modern era, the historical records of the national forest and its governance system, development of its management, and its use by local people.
By making northern part of northeast region into an example, we are planning to clarify the history of policy and the forest use that attached great importance to the relationship between feudal/national forest and communities, with the reference on these historical records of Regional Forestry Office, feudal government, self-governing body, and private household records. The national forest management of our country is critical on the verge now. If our research advances, the directionality of new national forest governance and management that values the relation to the region will be able to be found. In addition, a compound image in the northeast north provinces will be able to be drawn.