フェリシティー グリーンランド   Felicity Jane Greenland
  フェリシティー・グリーンランド
   所属   京都外国語大学  外国語学部 英米語学科
   職種   准教授
発表年月日 2012/07
発表テーマ Attitudes and Practices in Japanese Whaling Songs
会議名 ICAS (International Conference on Asian Studies)
学会区分 国際学会
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 単独
開催地名 Negombo, Sri Lanka
発表者・共同発表者 Felicity Greenland
概要 Prompted by Japan’s cultural heritage argument in defense of its continued whaling, this paper explores both tangible and intangible artefacts of traditional whaling in Japan for information on historical attitudes and practices. Beginning with an overview of Japan’s whaling-related customs and heritage industry, the focus then turns to folksongs associated with the hand-harpoon team-whaling of the Edo period. 50 songs are scrutinized for details of historical whaling methods and for accompanying attitudes in both social and spiritual aspects. This paper may stimulate wider discussion as to how the treatment, preservation or otherwise, of such cultural heritage might affect contemporary issues.