- 學苑 = GAKUEN (ISSN:13480103)
- vol.805, pp.A49-A58, 2007-11-01
Our country experienced remarkable economic growth after World War II through the construction of a production system based on capitalism. Under such circumstances, many traditional technologies, which had been handed down from generation to generation orally, were judged to have low productivity from the viewpoints of sales volume and labor cost. Accordingly, the social structure for manufacturing such traditional products was decimated, and numerous precious techniques (know-hows) and technologies have disappeared. In this research, the dyeing and weaving industry was selected as a target for study, especially the industry for traditional dyeing technology Bingata in Naha-city of Okinawa prefecture. The change of the methods for the passing down of technologies before and after World War II as well as various structural and social problems the district has been experiencing, were investigated through the on-site interviews and the collection of historical materials.