2019 Volume 82 Issue 5 Pages 547-550
There exist characteristic stone resources in Nushima Island，Minami-Awaji city. However，little is known about the relationship between lifestyle by local people and stone resources in Nushima Island. Therefore，this paper reviewed the relationship which is disappearing between the lifestyle and the stone resources in Nushima Island. As a result，according to distribution survey of stone resources，it is clear that there are 246 stone resource spots in village and they exist widely spreading across the village of the Island. Besides，it is clarified that the geology of the Island deeply relates to both stone resources distribution and the village landscape. On the other hand，according to interviewing local people and hearing survey，the details information about typical human uses of the stone resources used to be and some specific information such as portable warm pad made of the stones and a fisherman’s tool made of the stones which I have never got by my exploration.