2016 Volume 15 Issue 3 Pages 487-494
This study aims to clarify the current status of the preservation and utilization of Rural People Interaction Heritage Systems (RPIHS) for the restoration of depopulated rural areas based on a case study of Nigishi District Kurokami Shrine′s traditional festival which is located in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is highlighted in this study, that the daily activities are linked with RPIHS. It is a remarkable discovery in backing up RPIHS that the organizations supporting the daily activities of the residents and RPIHS are highly linked. In order to effectively utilize and maintain the RPIHS in the future, it is crucial to determine what kind of activities and organizations are connected to the RPIHS to jointly support RPIHS. In order to accomplish this, coordination among the related policies becomes crucial and important.