- ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (ISSN:13408984)
- vol.66, no.5, pp.641-644, 2003-03-31
Nikko city, which is well known as one of the most typical tourism area in Japan, is developed also as an industrial city with copper refinery industry principally in Kiyotaki District. The company of copper industry, Furukawa Corp., contributed to the regional economy, regional welfare, and formed independent industrial hamlet with characteristic folk customs. However, recent stagnant economy of copper industry transformed such regional attitude. This study attempts to manifest the actual circumstances and transition of regional attitude to copper industry, analyzing Expressions in Students' Essays and indicated 3 characteristics, (1) Decline of image related to copper industry with its decadence, (2) Decline of regional attitude as an independent hamlet and (3) Maintenance of Industry-derivative Folk Customs. In addition, we made comparative analysis with several former studies on the image to regional industry to surmise the factors which makes the case of Kiyotaki unique.