Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS17] History X Earth and Planetary Science

Mon. May 27, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yasuyuki Kano(Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Kei Yoshimura(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo), Hiroaki Isobe(Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts), kiyomi iwahashi(National Institute of Japanese Literature)

[MIS17-P07] Climate changes and lords' control in the early modern period in Japan

*Kaoru kamatani1, Masaki Sano2, Takeshi Nakatsuka3 (1.Ritsumeikan University, 2.Waseda University, 3.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

Keywords:climate changes, tax, lords' control

Recent progress in isotope dendrochronology makes it possible to precisely reconstruct summer precipitation at an annual resolution, enabling us to study the relationship between climate changes and societal responses in the past. Our earlier study revealed that rice yields estimated from historical documents in several villages near Lake Biwa suffered from frequent flood events, which were reconstructed from tree rings. In the present study, we explore how climate changes affected governmental system of tax collection in the early modern period in Japan, by comparing the methods in tax collection between two local loads of central Japan.