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Vol.12 2015.01.14 Hideki HORIUCHI
System of Abandonment and Reuse in the Modern City Edo
Modern times have been recognized as the era of ecology. The reuse of excreta and circulation of farming products in the city of Edo is still regarded as a target in the context of labour saving, saving energy and saving the resources of today. However, the excavation of Edo ruins reveal different aspects of this image. The peculiarity of the city of Edo and the information held in common affects this prejudice.
In this lecture, I am going to talk about the archaeological specimens in the excavation of the Edo ruins which are concerned with excretion and abandonment and would like to consider a conduct of reuse and non-reuse.
- Hideki HORIUCHI
- Associate Professor at the Archaeological Research Unit, the University of Tokyo (Doctor of Literature) Born 1961. His speciality is archaeology (modern archaeology, circulation and consumption of ceramics). He has been participating in the excavation of the ruins on the Hongo campus of the University of Tokyo since 1984. He mainly has studied the ruins of the former residence of the domain of Kaga Maeda and the ceramics which were excavated from there. His literary works include: Kinsei tōjiki no shōhi ni kansuru kōkogaku teki kenkyū (An archaeological study on the consumption of the Japanese early-modern ceramics) (PhD thesis, 2009), Kinsei toshi edo ni okeru bōeki tōjiki no shōhi : Juyō to sono haikei (The consumption of the trade ceramics at the modern city of Edo: Their demand and background), Umi no michi to kōkogaku (A path of sea and archaeology) (Koshi shoin, 2010) and ‘Toshi Edo ni okeru shōhi kōi to jōhō (The act of consumption and the information in the city of Edo)’, Edo jidai no meisanhin to shōhyō (Well-known products and the brands in the Edo era) (Yoshikawa kōbunkan).
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