2020 Volume 18 Pages 53-62
An 8 mm film owned by the Osaka museum of history is named “Natural monument, Tajima scenic spot, Izushi Tsuruyama(crane hill)”.This paper, examines the background and significance of this filming, reflecting on the history of Izushi Tsuruyama. Izushi Tsuruyama, designated as a natural monument as a nesting place for orient white storks, had a tea house and was crowded with to urists. However, due to the cutting of trees in the nesting place, many orient white storks escaped,and Izushi Tsuruyama has been deselected as a natural monument. This video shows the behavior of orient white storks before extinction, and Izushi Tsuruyama, a popular tourist spot, and can be used as a reference for studying the ecology of Japanese orient white storks, past environment,and prewar tourism. In addition, based on the idea of “national history of animals” designed by Yanagida Kunio, I tried to show the possibility that this video could be an opportunity to consider the relationship between people and nature.