Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[O-08] How to make the image of the earth's phenomenon to the general people in the Geopark

Sun. May 26, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Noritaka Matsubara(Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo), Yayoi ICHIHASHI(Sado Island Geopark Promotion Office), Hokuto Obara(Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Promotion Council), Marekazu OHNO(Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Office)

[O08-P31] Method of enjoying relationships with the earth and culture in "the central Shikoku island".

*Azusa Tonotani1,2, Kana Nakao1,2, Kazuyoshi Ishii2, Takuma Asa3, Soichiro Sagawa3, Kenshi Nishinari3, Iori Yamamoto3, Hisashi Hirao3, Keiji Nakagawa3 (1.Miyoshi city office, 2.Geoguides of Miyoshi city, 3.Tokushima prefectural Ikeda high school)

Keywords:Geotour, Median Techtonic Line

Miyoshi city in Tokushima prefecture is called "the central Shikoku island", which consists of "Sora" and "Machi" area. In the Sora area, villages are scattered on the gentle slopes that are formed by landslides in Shikoku mountains and Sanuki mountain range, and there we can find various creative solutions for living on such landforms in agriculture, architecture and customs. On the other hand, in the Machi area people live on river terraces made by the Yoshino river or on the ground formed by activities of the Median Tectonic Line, where the shredded tabaco industry and water transportation business were prosperous utilizing the Yoshino river.
As stated above, we, Miyoshi city, who has deep relationships with the earth and culture, are promoting activities aiming for the Japanese Geopark certification. We are doing the "Geotours" as one of efforts that have tourists and local people enjoy relationships with the earth and culture.
In this presentation, we introduce four types of the Geotours; by 1) Geologist, 2) Staff in Geopark plan, 3) Geoguide, 4) High school student.