Research Staff

Michinori Hashimoto
Research Group
Cultural History and Geoscience Research Group
Ph. D. (Literature)
Photograph Explanation
Deciphering a medieval text.

I graduated from the Department of History at Kyoto University with a master's and doctorate degree. From October 1993 I worked for Shiga Prefecture's Board of Education Executive Office, and the Lake Biwa Museum Project Office, Shiga Prefecture Board of Education. Since April, 1996 I have been working at the Lake Biwa Museum.

1. Elucidation of the social and economic restructuring of Japan during the 13th century.
2. The development of fishing in inland waters, especially Lake Biwa, during Japan's Medieval Period.
3. The influences of human activity on swamp and lake shore habitats during Japan's Medieval Period.
Key Words of Research
Medieval Period of Japan, villages, communities, disputes, fishing.

Professional Society Membership
The Japanese Society for Historical Studies, the Society of Historical Research.

Readily Accessible Research Contributions