A STUDY ON THE DEITY AND SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF SHRINES IN TSUNAMI DISASTER CAUSED BY THE TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE
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The purpose of this study is to discuss the ways of risk management based on the modern significant ancient wisdom for the "community land management" after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In this study, we focused on the location of shrines along the coastal area in order to uncover the "profile of space" accumulated in the heart of community. More specifically, a survey about the location of shrines and the damages caused by the tsunami in the coastal area of Miyagi Prefecture showed that many shrines are located at the exact limit flooded area. And by the investigation of the specific deity of each shrines, we discovered a majority of shrines which have roots in Izumo and Hachiman Shrine escaped from the tsunami disaster.
- Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. F6 (Safety Problem)
Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. F6 (Safety Problem) 68 (2), I_167-I_174, 2012
Japan Society of Civil Engineers