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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ASA03001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本文化史
Subject Name
Subject Name in
History of Japanese Culture
ワタナベ マコト
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-8:IAS K208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : History
Eligible Students
Keywords East Asia and Japan, historical material, inland sea, natural environment  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Considering about the region of Japan in East Asia and the social and cultural features of each region in Japan, we will consider mainly from a historical perspective. Especially lecture while focusing on various possibilities of historical materials using materials of Inland sea area of ancient and medieval, to clarify the regional nature that location environment fosters. 
Class Schedule 1: On the aim and contents of class
2: "Ki-no-jyo" and Korean style ancient mountain castle
3: The local spread of the ancient temple and Buddhism
4: Wooden note and earthenware excavated in the Kokubunji remain of Aki province
5: Ancient national religious service
6: Historic development of the festival of Itsukushima Shrine
7: Original scenery of the port town
8: Faith and folklore of Tomo-no-Ura
9: Regionality and the internationality that an article put in a  Taizo-ji tenple's Buddha statue shows
10: Reservation and repair of Buddha statue and local area
11: Manors in Inland sea area and local requirement
12: Lost letters of "Bingo-no-kuni Fudoki" and the faith on "Gion"
13: Story of the Ondo Channel excavation and local community
14: Historic environment and tradition of the area
15: History of the family name

Reference books for better understanding will be introduced at any time. 
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(More Details) Slides will be shown. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
1. Read the basic literature about the history of the ancient and medieval Setouchi area and prepare it.
2. Think about one remain from the viewpoint of the compound eyes of international relations and the community.
3.  Read the relationship of the local society from the relics of the ancient temple ruins which are excavated from the place.
4. Think about the possibility of a wooden note and an ink stone pottery for the document history.
5,6. Think the nation and local relations, spread to local regions of the culture from the faith for gods.
7,8.  Think about preservation and succession of the scene and culture from the  history of the port town.
9,10.  Read the local history from cultural assets, and think about the way of the preservation.
11.  Think about regionality in Inland sea area from the formation and distribution of the manor.
12,13,14.  Think about the historic process that faith and folklore produced in local community.
15, Let's wear a viewpoint to think historically about a problem of the modern society.
Requirements Bring a notebook PC by all means every time to carry out a Quizzes and comment during class by Bb9

This lecture is given in Japanese. 
Grading Method Evaluate in consideration of the report and approach attitudes towards classes. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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