Institute of Environmental Studies Keiai University
- 環境情報研究 = Journal of Environmental Studies
- no.8, pp.5-13, 2000-04-30
This study is one part of a cooperative study entitled "Empirical Research on the Social and Cultural Charactaristics of the surrounding areas of Sanrizuka, Narita-city, Chiba-prefecture." The writer focuses on the historical changes in the Boso peninsula of Chiba Prefecture brought by the reclamation policy of the Meiji Government that was carried on in Shimousa. This was a designed for unemployed samurais and the destitute of Tokyo to clear woodlands on the Simousa Plateau. The names of the hamlets that were founded by settlers still remain in north western Shimousa. The purpose of this study is to examine more closely the long-term historical development of the origins of settlement in the Sanrizuka area located in Shimousa after World War II. The writer will compare the process of the opening up of the Shimousa Plateau with the clearing of the Mekong Delta in the next issue.