The purpose of this study is to make clear transitions of agricultural land-use and landscape in rural communities. 3 rural communities, Uchizono, Onda and Shirahage in Oita prefecture, were selected as study areas. Land-use maps of 1947, 1976 and 1992 were made from aerial photo for each community. Interview survey to the inhabitants was also conducted about the number of agricultural laborers and landscape in 1947, 1976 and 1992. The results are as follows; (1)The typical character of landscape in these rural communities has been changing from "terraced paddy field, coppice woodland and common grass land" in 1947, through "orchard and conifer plantations" in 1976, to "invading bamboo forest and abandoned arable land" in 1992. (2)The number of agricultural laborer has decreased from 2.9 person/house in 1947 to l.l person/house in 1992, and it caused significant abandonment of agricultural land. (3)Transitions of land-use and landscape are different in each community according to the agricultural management.
|Translated title of the contribution||Transitions of Agricultural Land-use and Landscape in Rural Communities|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||ランドスケープ研究 : 日本造園学会誌 : journal of the Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 30 1998|