四国遍路における接待所ならびに接待文化の現状と課題 [in Japanese] Current Status and Issues of Resting Places and Settai in Shikoku Pilgrimage [in Japanese]
Access this Article
In Shikoku Pilgrimage, there is a custom which people give various goods to Henro, so-called Settai. And Resting Places where Settai takes place along the road form the cultural landscape of Shikoku Pilgrimage. This research is analyzing the operational bodies of the Settai and the motives of Settai by conducting hearings and surveys to managers of the Resting Places, with walking on the road of Henro in Tokushima prefecture. This fieldwork shows that there are 55 sites of Resting Places, which they can be classified three types. The setting bodies of these Resting places are becoming diverse, and the most numerous Resting Places are built by local residents, and governments are the second most numerous setting bodies of Resting Places. And about 60 percents of these Resting Places were built after 2001. As the motive of Settai, many people do Settai voluntarily. On the other hand, the local residents who have grown up in the region with Settai-tradition since their childhood, they naturally get an aptitude for Settai.
- Landscape Research Japan Online
Landscape Research Japan Online 4, 57-61, 2011
Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture