Research Paper 文化財の保存に関わるコミュニケーション

鈴木, あるの

2015年度日本建築学会大会(関東) 開催期間: 2015年9月4日(金)~6日(日) 場所: 東海大学湘南キャンパス
People seem to enjoy seeing cultural assets as long as they do not have to pay the cost. Thefinancial, mental and other costsformaintaining cultural assets, especially historical houses, are beyond their imagination, and people do not know the burden on owners. Some historical houseowners are disappointed by the misunderstanding by academics, not just by the general public. More owners therefore have to give uptheir historical houses.According to the author’s survey with 563 respondents, about three fourthsof Japanese peopleareunwilling to pay the reasonable admission feesto see these ‘old houses’, even though they are willing to pay for other cultural assets such as famous temples, shrines, and castles. Respondents were also reluctant to see their tax money used for preserving cultural assets, although such budgetsaremuch smaller in Japan than inother advanced countries. To save our assets in time, we need to communicate better and solicit understanding of other values than mere ‘history’that the cultural assets can provide. We, for example, need to clarify that historical houses can be a model of sustainable architecture and a contributorfor their external economy. Primary and secondary educationmay increasepeople’s cultural literacy as well.

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