Toru ShinoharaDirector General
In the Director's office, in front of the bookshelves containing research dissertations and research reports.
CareerGraduated from Kyoto University's Science Department in botany, and Kyoto University's Department of Literature in archaeology, and then worked at Okayama University's Science department as a tutor, and assistant professor. Moved to the National Museum of Japanese History and worked as a professor and vice director. In April 2010 became the Lake Biwa Museum's Director General.
SpecialtyFolklore related to the relationships between people and nature, in particular the agricultural and fishing mountain villages of Japan, Ethiopia and China.
Key Words of ResearchLivelihood, technology, nature, environment.
Professional Society Membership
- The Folklore Society of Japan
- Ethnology Society of Japan
- Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies
- The Society for Ecological Anthropology