- 日本建築学会計画系論文集 (ISSN:13404210)
- vol.81, no.730, pp.2673-2682, 2016 (Released:2016-12-30)
The present study investigated the natural environment, including factors such as food and landscape, as a case study for dried potato production in Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki, Japan. The specific regional production environment and production behavior involved in agriculture and food production was considered. The production environment included the subsistence history, terrain, climate, soil, and land use. Production behavior included food production processes and agricultural living conditions. In addition, a community-building method based on the natural environment was developed considering these elements to preserve the cultural landscape. To achieve this, agricultural land use was assessed, and a questionnaire was developed to interview farmers and related organizations. Surveys revealed that the environmental factors considered for suitable production and cultivation conditions included the sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean coast, dry and sunny winter, black soil, drying space for potatoes, and subsistence of sideline and core businesses. From the survey, the important factors for production behavior included the slicing and arranging of potatoes, cultivation of Tamayutaka seeds, seedling cultivation in Satsumashiro, hanging out in sunlight, collaboration between farmers and short-term employers, and steam rising from the workplace on winter mornings. Finally, it is important to clarify the terroir of these foods and the landscape. A community-building method for effective dried potato production was developed based on survey results to include human resource development to relate food production and the landscape, to construct a collaborative platform to share images of food and scenery, to consider a regional coordinator, and to study information transmission techniques.