Course of History and Folklore Studies

Historical materials and artifacts necessarily underlie the study of history and folklore. This course aims to impart high-level survey and research capabilities for investigating the nature of Japanese society and culture. Students learn how to properly handle and apply historical materials and artifacts and to conduct assessments and empirical analyses. Following revision in the 2010 academic year, the course curriculum now offers broader studies of historical materials and artifacts, with the addition of Nonwritten Cultural Materials to the existing fields of Historical Materials and Folk History and Artifacts.