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Introduction of activities

Project of comprehensive academic research & studies on Fujisan


This is one of major projects of Fujisan World Heritage Center.

Contents of the project

  • To carry out the project continuously under the basic theme of “Research and studies on the spread of Fujisan culture”
  • The committee members and the researchers belonging to each section conduct research and studies by establishing 4 sections to carry out research/ studies by each specialized field: namely the sections of: Natural environment, History and folk culture (consisting of 3 units: Documentary records, Archaeology/religious archaeology, and folk culture), Tangible cultural properties, and Literature (6 sections in all) under the committee to consider and (or) adjust the policies of overall research/studies.
  • The research and study results will be publicized through report presentation meetings, and also will be reflected from time to time to the project activities such as symposiums and special exhibitions.
  • We will ask those among the committee members and researchers to be joint research fellows at the Center so that we could have them with us in our project activities including special exhibitions.

The past progresses

  • The 1st Phase Fujisan Comprehensive Academic Research and Studies (FY 2008 – 2011)
    The comprehensive research and studies on the value of Component Parts were carried out by establishing “Fujisan Comprehensive Academic Research Report Studying Committee of Yamanashi pref.”, which was composed of the specialists in each relevant field.
    The results were reflected on the recommendation document for Fujisan’s registration as the World Heritage Site.
  • The 2nd Phase Fujisan Comprehensive Academic Research and Studies (FY 2012 – 2015)
    Research and studies were carried out to clarify the history of “faiths and interactions” linking the Heritage Site’s Component Parts with nationwide bases.
    The research results not only contained in the Report on the Situation of Preservation”, which was sent to UNESCO to be used in “identifying routes for pilgrimage to Fujisan”, but also used as the basic data in creating the information provision tools such as guidebooks.
  • (cf. Research contents in each year)

FY 2012

Research area selection/ research on buildings of Oshi Lodging House, and Osawa Hut on Ochudo Route/ research on Oshi-related old documents/ research on folk culture in Kawaguchi District

FY 2013

Survey on distribution of ruins in Lake Motosuko and Misakatoge Pass/ research on dedicated items (such as wooden boards)/ survey on Oshi-related old documents/ research on folk culture in Kawaguchi District

FY 2014

Research on temples being the base for Fujisan worship/ research on old documents and records related to mountain huts/ and research on statues (hanging Buddha’s image, sculpture of deity, etc.)

FY 2015

Joint survey cutting across different sections (mountain huts, temples, pilgrimage routes, etc.)