Journal of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Online ISSN : 1348-4559
Print ISSN : 1340-8984
ISSN-L : 1340-8984
Conservation and Improvement Project of Terraced Rice-fields in Designation Area of Important Cultural Landscapes
Kunihiko MATSUMOTOAkifumi SAKAIMasanori SAWAKI
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2019 Volume 82 Issue 5 Pages 617-622


This study aims to reveal the state of conservation, repairment and landscaping of agricultural landscape, especially about rice terraces in designation areas of important cultural landscapes. We analyzed them from the viewpoint of promoting local governments’ utilization of the national subsidy program for conservation of cultural landscapes. The results were as follows. Although designated as important cultural landscapes, in some areas concrete conservation systems have not been introduced, such as not clarifying actions to be regulated. Furthermore, the national subsidy program for farmlands is effectively utilized for the premeditated repair-construction or maintenance of important components positioned in conservation plans, such as dry masonry. On the other hand, for urgent repair of farmland, this national subsidy program cannot be adopted due to operation restriction, so it’s difficult to implement the slope-construction taking landscape into consideration. In addition, the magnitude of the burden of local farmers and the lack of active action are related to the project implementation. Based on these results the following is effective, it is necessary to improve the system aiming to approve project plans even in the middle of the fiscal year and to reduce the financial burden on local farmers.

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