Revisiting Ushimado(2022)



In recent years, Ushimado has been attracting tourists and migrants with its scenic beauty and the streetscape of Shiamachi Karakoto-dori with its rows of former merchant houses and town houses, but the number of vacant houses and lots has been increasing due to the decline in population and depopulation. Dr Riichi Miyake, who conducted detailed research on the history, architecture and townscape of Ushimado in the 1980s, has been invited to look back on the situation at that time and ‘revisiting’ Ushimado. We hope that it will provide an opportunity to think together about the townscape of Ushimado, which should be preserved for the future and which we would like to see remain.