We are doing research in our laboratory on various research titles related the landscape. In this point, the landscape can be emphasized in the natural landscape with the seasonal changes, the environment of the rural areas and fishing villages where the history of the human being activities was marked. And thus, the research objects are not only so-called landscape in the narrow sense such as images and impressions felt from the scenery itself, but also landscape that is the region including the backgrounds, history, and cultural traditions.

In other words, our academic activities are mainly based on analyzing and examining the realities and problems in the landscape and regional components by proposing the solution mechanisms and methods. In addition, we, of course, research the wonderful landscapes -for instance, sightseeing spots, parks, and food production spaces such as farmlands and sales facilities- where the characteristics of the local society are symbolized, and also in the opposite parallel, the shabby landscapes -for instance, uncultivated arable lands and garbage or wastes-. Besides giving a special focus on the current conditions and problems in the landscapes and regions, we aim to create and establish an advance planning and management method to use a cultural tradition and potential resources of the regions. In detail, please see the photographs given above. Finally, we are primarily seeking an exact and comprehensive research for making a good use of the social science methods.

Our laboratory members are made up of a professor, graduate students (both Ph.D. and Master’s candidates), and the 3rd-4th grade students of our faculty together with cheerful and ambitious international students.

在我们的研究室,对「景观」存在的问题,进行多种多样的研究,并对其进行深入的分析。所谓景观,不仅包括随着四季变化而变化的自然景观,还包括印有人类活动的农山渔村及都市环境等。所谓的狭义「景观」是指我们用眼睛看到的景色及它们留在脑中的印象,也包括我们看到的景色之产生的背景,变化过程,历史状况和文化传统的不同对其产生的影响。
我们把这些作为研究课题的基础,对其进行分析,研究。
换句话说,地域社会特性的象征不仅仅是指美丽丰富的景观(例如,旅游地,公园,食品生产空间,农业用土地,销售设施),还有那些不美丽的景观(例如,随意放置的自行车,放弃的耕种地及垃圾废弃物等(请看图片)。
我们以多样化的景观和地区的现状为基础进行分析,研究来构造将来的实施计划,并发掘潜在的地域资源和该地区的传统文化,并对这些进行活用和管理。利用社会科学的方法进行细致的科学研究。
研究室,由1名教授及博士生,硕士生和本科3,4年级学生构成,所有的日本人学生和留学生都有着乐观的态度和努力进取的精神。