Like a Bonsai Tree: Models of Food Production and Nature in the Northern Kanto Plain of Japan
- Author(s): Shimizu, Hidetada
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The initial phase of this project attempted to discover cultural models of nature underlying discourses of food production in central Japan. The results show a pattern calling for human intervention for successful farming. Furthermore, the need for human intervention appears to be underscored by a cultural model that raw nature must be ‘humanized’ on relational terms to be cognizant in the local context.