JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC06] [EE] International comparison of landscape appreciation

Wed. May 24, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 202 (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:yoji aoki(Haiku International Association), Christoph Rupprecht(FEAST Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Norimasa TAKAYAMA(Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute in Japan), Yui Takase(College of Agriculture, Ibaraki University), Chairperson:Rupprecht Christoph(FEAST Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Chairperson:Hirofumi Ueda(Hokkaido University)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

[HSC06-06] Forest Landscape of Wood Burial in Japan and Germany

*Hirofumi Ueda1 (1.Hokkaido University)

Keywords:wood burial, forest landscape, Germay, Japan

This study compared forest landscape of wood burials between Germany and Japan. Japan introduced forest study and forestry technique since 19th centry and the forest landscapes in the both countries have a lot of resemblance. Recently, a new type of forest use namely wood burial is spreading similarly, but the forest landscapes of the wood burials differ from each other in appearance. The actual states of wood burials in Germany and Japan were figured out through literature researches, fieldworks and interview researches. German wood burial is placed as a new forest use in addition to the multiple public functions of forest. In contrast, Japanese wood burial is a new form of graveyard. In addition to that, German wood burials are managed by private enterprises which contract with forest owners and controlled by foresters in a sustainable nature based forest management. This is the reason why the wood burials in Germany show similar forest landscape. Japanese wood burials have already diversified and some forest-type wood burials are usually managed by Buddhist monks, which face similar challenges in sustainable forest management.