Tsurushibina Craft Story in the Context of Community Development: Inatori District of Higashiizu Town, Japan


  • Mariia Eduardovna Ermilova Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan
  • Mitsunari Terada Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan
  • Isami Kinoshita Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan




biocultural diversity, Community Development, Sustainability, Traditional Craft, Biocultural Diversity


During the last century, global problems initiated the studies on a linkage between local culture and sustainability. Local craft production considered one of the way of sustainable community development, preserving the cultural connection with the natural environment, contributing to economic, social and environmental sustainability. This study aims to investigate origins of the traditional Japanese Tsurushibina decoration craft, its connection to natural environment, history of origin, preservation and use in Inatori district and consider the possibilities to use the Tsurushibina decoration craft for sustainable community development.

Author Biography

Mariia Eduardovna Ermilova, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Science, Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, Japan

Town and Country Spatial Planning, Ph.D. candidate


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How to Cite

Ermilova, M. E., Terada, M., & Kinoshita, I. (2018). Tsurushibina Craft Story in the Context of Community Development: Inatori District of Higashiizu Town, Japan. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(8), 117–125. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i8.1416



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