Preservation and Use of Documents

Research project

  Preservation and Use of Paper Documents after Disastrous Earthquakes

Lead researcher

  NISHIMURA Shintaro (National Institute of Japanese Literature)


  This project aims to develop a system for preventing disasters involving humanities-related cultural resources such as documents and books and for rescuing materials that have been damaged.


1. Rescuing and preserving humanities-related cultural resources in areas affected by
    the Great East Japan Earthquake
2. Mapping the locations of privately held historical materials
3. Providing a structural analysis of the transmission of traditional texts handed down
    over the years in Miyagi and southern Iwate