[MZZ42-P06] Natural disaster research archived in records in Kamo-wake-ikazuchi shrine (Kamigamo-shrine)
Keywords:natural disaster, archives
The company diary (Kamigamo Shrine) 's diary ("Hinamiki"), which is currently conducting the survey, is a continuous record and continuous record over the 247 years from 1665 to 1911. Earthquakes, floods, low-latitude aurora, crime, and other events that people recognized as abnormal at that time are noted. Last fiscal year, we started using surveys such as photographing partial historical documents by utilizing the catalog of published books. Looking at the records of Kamigamo Shrine about the aurora witnessed in various parts of Japan in 1770, the discussion as to whether the people around the temple company gather or pray should continue until midnight, before the rare phenomenon we, people nowaday can see how people responded.
By investigating the relationship between other phenomena such as earthquakes and prayers, it is possible to see in detail the nature view at the time and its transition, including the magnitude of the phenomenon, by discussing it. Approaches from both historical and natural sciences are essential. Historical materials of shrines in Kyoto are huge, and it is impossible for all researchers to decipher just the company diary of Kamigamo Shrine. As a means to solve this problem, decryption by citizen participation can be considered. Such efforts are not only fusion of different fields among researchers, but also from the viewpoint of citizen science, fusion with citizens is effective, so that we can use these records as material of research about the relationship between the present science, technology, academia and citizens, not only in the past but also in present.