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Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences Division of Humanities Department of Cultural Diversity Studies
Associate Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings


  • Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences Division of Humanities Department of Cultural Diversity Studies

Job Title

  • Associate Professor

Research funding number

  • 00779275

J-Global ID

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2020/04 - Today Hokkaido University Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
  • 2019/04 - 2020/03 Hokkai-Gakuen University Faculty of Humanities
  • 2019/04 - 2020/03 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2018/07 - 2019/03 特定非営利活動法人EnVision環境保全事務所 研究員
  • 2018/05 - 2019/03 Hokkaido University The Hokkaido University Museum
  • 2016/04 - 2019/03 公益財団法人日本生態系協会 専門研究員
  • 2016/04 - 2019/03 Hokkaido University Graduate School of Letters Division of History and Area Studies


  • 2011/04 - 2016/03  Hokkaido University  Graduate School of Letters  Division of History and Area Studies
  • 2009/04 - 2011/03  Hokkaido University  Graduate School of Letters  Division of History and Area Studies
  • 2005/04 - 2009/03  Rakuno Gakuen University  Faculty of Environment Systems  Department of Biosphere and Environmental Sciences

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • 久井 貴世
    ヒトと動物の関係学会誌 = Japanese journal of human animal relations ヒトと動物の関係学会 (54) 30 - 34 1341-8874 2019/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 相馬 拓也, 木下 こづえ, 木下 さとみ, 水野 裕史, 久井 貴世
    ヒトと動物の関係学会誌 = Japanese journal of human animal relations ヒトと動物の関係学会 (54) 35 - 40 1341-8874 2019/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisai Atsuyo
    Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 公益財団法人 山階鳥類研究所 50 (2) 89 - 123 1348-5032 2019 [Refereed][Not invited]

    It is widely recognized that the similarities in appearance between the Crane, particularly Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis, and the Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana, has previously led to confusion as to their accurate identification. However, the actual situation regarding this confusion has not been studied, and it is unclear how much knowledge people in the past had about both species or whether they were able to tell the two species apart. This paper seeks to clarify the actual situation around Crane and Oriental Stork identification, drawing extensively upon natural historical materials among historical documents of the Edo period. Examination of these documents revealed that the morphology and ecology of both species were accurately understood, and that the recorded information is also accurate even if viewed in the modern period. The fact that these two birds belong to different species is recognized and elaborated due to their differences in medicinal use and food processing, for instance. Natural historical documents from the Edo period indicate the Crane and Oriental Stork were correctly identified as different species, and that the possibility of them being confused was low.

  • Hisai Atsuyo
    Wildlife and Human Society 「野生生物と社会」学会 4 (1) 1 - 21 2424-0877 2016 [Refereed][Not invited]

     This paper has mainly studied the actual condition of crane hunting during the Edo period by investigating various rules and specific hunting methods about crane hunting. The systems of crane hunting were not unified all around the country, and different hunting system worked in each domain. In some domain, commoners were also permitted to capture crane under certain rules, but the cranes captured belonged to the lord and all the cranes were eventually gathered to the lord in such systems. It is speculated that the crane hunting activities for the purpose of private use (livelihood or entertainment, etc.) that did not benefit the lord were banned during the Edo period instead of prohibiting hunting cranes all together. In addition, the methods for hunting cranes included gun hunting using a wooden decoy, hunting with nets or traps beside the well-known falconry.

  • Hisai Atsuyo
    Research Journal of Graduate Students of Letters 北海道大学文学研究科 (14) 55 - 80 1347-0132 2014 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Hisai Atsuyo
    Wildlife and Human Society 「野生生物と社会」学会 1 (1) 7 - 20 2424-0877 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
    The Tancho, or Japanese Crane (Grus japonensis) which inhabits Japan, has been on the brink of extinction because of intense hunting activity, and loss of habitat, since the Meiji Era. In modern Japan, the hunting targeted at the Japanese cranes is still active. The Japanese cranes are dazzling targets for hunting and are used to make valuable products. Japanese hunters at that time lacked the forethought of wildlife protection, and their intense hunting became a threat to the cranes' survival. The Japanese hunters tracked cranes not only in Japan, but also on the Korean peninsula. The Japanese cranes were important for industry and thought of as a special product of the Korean Peninsula, especially for Japanese people. Even on the Korean Peninsula, poaching was rampant after the Hunt Rule was established. These cranes were a connecting point of importance to the Japanese people. The value of the cranes caused an increase of pressure to hunt them. In addition, it can be thought that these factors, which include the development of hunting techniques, the imperialistic expansion, and the hunters' sense of ethics, overlapped to cause a sharp decrease of Japanese cranes in modern Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
  • Hisai Atsuyo
    Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology 公益財団法人 山階鳥類研究所 45 (1) 9 - 38 1348-5032 2013 [Refereed][Not invited]
    I examined six names documented for the Japanese Crane Grus japonensis during the Edo era. Historical material of the Edo era includes names for a wide variety of Cranes; however, the classification system used in the Edo era differs from that used in the West and present-day Japan, and a variety of names were used for animals. Therefore, the names mentioned and the corresponding species differ depending upon the period and researcher. Discrepancies were detected within historical material. Furthermore, by studying differences in definitions among different regions it was evident that some local names do not match common names. In most cases “鶴 Tsuru” represents the Japanese Crane, but there are some cases in which it represents the White-naped Crane G. vipio or the Siberian White Crane G. leucogeranus. At present, “丹鳥Tancho” represents the Japanese Crane but there is a variety of interpretations in historical material, and there is no clear species-specific reference. In most cases, “白鶴 Sirozuru” refers to the Siberian White Crane, but may represent the Japanese Crane in some regions. “琉球鶴 Ryukyu-zuru” is not the specific name of one species, but a generic term for Cranes that was introduced from abroad via the Ryukyus. There are instances of “朝鮮鶴 Chosen-zuru” representing the Japanese Crane, but it is rather a general term for the Crane and was derived from Korea. When attempting to match names from the Edo era and modern classification, regional differences and discrepancies identified in historical material should be noted.
  • 久井 貴世
    Biostory = ビオストーリー : 生き物文化誌 : 人と自然の新しい物語 生き物文化誌学会 ; 2003- 18 82 - 92 2012/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • HISAI Atsuyo, AKASAKA Takeshi
    Journal of Rakuno Gakuen University Cultural and social science 酪農学園大学 34 (1) 31 - 50 0388-0028 2009/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]

Books etc

  • 黒沢, 令子, 江田, 真毅 (Contributor第5章 文献史料から鳥類の歴史を調べる―ツルの同定と分布の事例;コラム3 江戸時代の食文化と鳥類)
    築地書館 2021/03 (ISBN: 9784806716143) viii, 258p
  • 福田, 千鶴, 武井, 弘一 (Contributor鷹狩をめぐる江戸時代のツルの「保護」と人との関わり)
    勉誠出版 2021/02 (ISBN: 9784585222972) 9, 339, 14p
  • 上田, 恵介, 田中, 啓太, 伊澤, 栄一, 森本, 元, 相馬, 雅代, 三上, かつら, 関, 伸一, 齋藤, 武馬, 杉田, 典正, 泉, 洋江, 久井, 貴世, 江田, 真毅, 田中, 康平, 綿貫, 豊, 出口, 智広, 笠原, 里恵, 森, さやか, 森口, 紗千子, 浅井, 芝樹, 佐藤, 雪太 (Contributor古文書の「丹頂」からタンチョウを探る : 「歴史鳥類学」から解明する江戸時代のツルの歴史)
    一色出版,悠書館 (発売) 2019/11 (ISBN: 9784909383099) 431p
  • 久井, 貴世 
    酪農学園大学生物多様性保全研究室 2009/12 151p


Research Grants & Projects

  • 考古学・鳥類学・歴史学から解明する江戸時代のツルの多様な利用:食用、飼育、流通
    日本学術振興会:科学研究費助成事業 特別研究員奨励費
    Date (from‐to) : 2019/04 -2022/03 
    Author : 久井 貴世
  • 古代DNAと文献史料から迫るタンチョウの歴史:過去の分布と遺伝的構造の解明
    日本学術振興会:科学研究費助成事業 若手研究
    Date (from‐to) : 2019/04 -2022/03 
    Author : 久井 貴世
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
    Date (from‐to) : 2016/04 -2021/03 
    Author : 福田 千鶴, 大賀 郁夫, 籠橋 俊光, 東 昇, 久井 貴世, 東 幸代, 森田 喜久男, 渡部 浩二, 伊藤 昭弘, 堀田 幸義, 江藤 彰彦, 兼平 賢治, 安田 章人, 水野 裕史, 武井 弘一, 相馬 拓也, 中澤 克昭, 岩淵 令治, 藤實 久美子, 大坪 舞, 荻 慎一郎
    今年度は研究計画の3年目にあたり、前年同様、共同研究におけるフィールドワークを重視した。まず、9月7日(金)から9月9月(日)にかけて韓国調査を実施した。参加者は8名。韓国大田市において、大田市無形文化財に登録されている鷹狩技術保持者である鷹師のパク・ヨンスン氏から聞き取り調査をおこなった。日本と韓国の鷹狩文化の違い、朝鮮オオタカの特徴、鳥屋の状況を見聞することができた。また、南山ゴル韓屋村ではパク氏の弟子であるファン・ティン氏と交流し、鷹狩文化研究の発展に向けて東アジア全体で協力する必要を確認した。調査報告はニューズレター5号(HP公開)に掲載した。 次に宮内庁鴨場の見学を申請したところ、幸運にも参加する機会をえた。数年応募しても難しい倍率だということで、貴重なフィールドワークとなった。6月29日に埼玉鴨場(1名)、9月25日に千葉新浜鴨場を見学した(10名)。 11月23日(金)~25日(日)は北海道阿寒郡鶴居村にて丹頂ツルのフィールドワーク、および第4回研究会を開催した。参加者17名。研究報告4本、韓国調査報告、次年度以降の研究会活動のうちあわせなどを行った。年度末には、研究代表者が、Boston で開催中のEagle Maniaという日本の鷲・鷹をテーマとした展示会を観覧した。 鷹・鷹場・環境研究文献DBは昨年度より70タイトルを増やした。増加データを研究会メンバーに配布した。文献DBはほぼ完成したが、次年度も引き続きデータを補う必要がある。 成果公表は、HPを定期的に更新し、文献情報のデータを公開・更新し、イベント情報を提供するなど、広く社会への情報発信を続けた。年度末には『鷹・鷹場・環境研究』3号を公刊し、論文6本、史料紹介3本、書評3本という大変充実した内容となった。NEWS LETTER『鷹・鷹場・環境NEWS』4~6号を発行し、HP上にて公開した。
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up
    Date (from‐to) : 2016/08 -2018/03 
    Author : HISAI Atsuyo
    The purpose of this research is to clarify the ecology of the migration of cranes inhabiting Japan in the Edo period from a survey using historical materials. We collected data from historical records showing crane migration grounds and arrival period from the Edo period, and created a distribution chart by species and months using GIS. This made it possible to visually grasp the distribution of cranes and aspects of migration in the Edo period. In this study, we clarified differences in migration situation and movement trend depending on the species of cranes, the possibility of breeding of White-naped Cranes and Hooded Cranes that currently does not breed in Japan, and breeding of Red-crowned Cranes outside Hokkaido.

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