法律と文学(二) 明治二十一〜二十二年「舞姫」の時代市区改正条例と森鴎外 Law and Literature 2. City Planning of Tokyo and Mori Ogai
Mori Ogai was not only a writer, but also a high-ranking bureaucrat, who played an important roll as a member of the Meiji government immediately after its start. In this thesis the author especially pays attention to the fact that the remodel of Tokyo on a large scale was started in 1889 when the Law of City Planning was enacted. It was the year Ogai came back home from Berlin. Ogai was actively involved in the city planning of Tokyo based on the knowledge, how Berlin had been reconstructed. The author points out that the Japanese bureaucrat in those days had far more freedom than that in the present days, whose jobs are formal and subdivided.
研究紀要 7, 147-161, 2001-03-25