The purpose of this paper is to organize the issues that arise during repair processes when the cultural heritage sites and the infrastructure of local residents are simultaneously damaged by disasters and to propose measures before disaster occurrence.
Issues to be considered regarding restoration processes are extracted based on details of damages and restoration work caused by disasters to the world heritage site “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” and the surrounding living facilities and hearings from government officials.
In order to develop a restoration method with little burden on cultural properties, it is important that related institutions collaborate before the occurrence of disasters and consider reconstruction methods with low environmental impact. The authors should increase the number of effective countermeasure options that prioritize harmony with nature and scenery preservation prior to disasters.
Little is known about the best practice of reconstruction work at the cultural heritage sites.
The damages and restoration works which are described in this paper serve as a precedent of recovery works from future disaster occurrence.
The damages and restoration works of Yokogaki-toge Pass, the issues extracted and the measures proposed which are presented in this paper would be helpful the people involved in cultural properties to think about better methods of restoration.
In the hearing investigation clarified that both the person in charge of cultural property and public facility management recognize importance learning from many effective countermeasure methods and previous cases to make a better recovery plan for future damage.
Ishida, Y., Kim, D., Konegawa, T. and Fukagawa, R. (2019), "Consideration of issues and solutions related to the coexistence of cultural properties and the real life of the neighborhood", Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-07-2018-0234Download as .RIS
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