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A Monograph on Historical Change of the Relationship Between the Common Forest and the People of Katsuyama Village, Northern Flank of Fuji, Regarding the Change of Economical Position of the Bamboo Work as Subsistence Forest Production

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Ogasawara, Akira; Ikeguchi, Hitoshi
Conference: Commoners and the Changing Commons: Livelihoods, Environmental Security, and Shared Knowledge, the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Mt. Fuji, Japan
Conf. Date: June 3-7
Date: 2013
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8945
Sector: Forestry
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): bamboo
Abstract: "In the hilly or mountainous of Japan, people usually had been used to make the daily tool from bamboo. In this area, villages have maintained common forest to get a timber and fuel. Within such Japanese tradition, peoples in Katsuyama village, on northern flank of Mt. Fuji, are now well known as the maker of bamboo basket made from 'Suzutake' bamboo (Sasamorpha borealis) grows under their common forest. In this monograph, we try to describe the historical change of economical position of this bamboo work in Katsuyama and discuss the value of regional accumulation of cultural capital as technique."

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