ラシェル メイヤー   Rachelle MEILLEUR
  ラシェル・メイヤー
   所属   京都外国語大学  外国語学部 英米語学科
   職種   講師
発表年月日 2019/04/25
発表テーマ An Uneasy Truth: Dealing with the "Thrill" of the Dark in Japan
会議名 Thrill of the Dark: Heritages of Fear, Fascination and Fantasy
学会区分 国際学会
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 単独
発表者・共同発表者 Rachelle Meilleur
概要 The thrill of visiting perceived dark places is nothing new - cemeteries, battlefields, natural and manmade disaster areas, in addition to many others, have attracted visitors for centuries. However, with the rise of social media focusing on dark tourism, the number of people visiting these types of sites has been increasing year by year. As numbers increase, many places are forced to deal with visitor numbers that they have not anticipated for; and have had to deal with visitors who are there for the thrill and not necessarily because they have a meaningful reason to visit. This presentation discussed and evaluated various dark places in Japan, both known and unknown, their attractiveness (or not) to both international and domestic visitors, and the implications it has for both the acceptance and the reconciliation of a complex past that many may prefer to forget.