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Title :南島歌謡に謡われたサンゴ礁の地形と海洋生物 : 「ペンガントゥレー節」にかんする生態地理学ノート
Title alternative :A Geographical Essay on Coral Reef Landscapes and Marine Life in the Ryukyuan Old Song 'Pengan-ture-bushi'
Authors :渡久地, 健
Authors alternative :Toguchi, Ken
Issue Date :Mar-2015
Abstract :'Pengan-ture-bushi' is well known as a Ryukyuan old song that portrays the scene of women and men gathering or catching the wildlife in Kuroshima Island. This song has been attracted not only literary scholars but also folklorists, marine-anthropologists and biologists. And they identified the marine life spices by lyrics words, and analyzed the song structure. This essay reviews (1) the lyrics structure, (2) fishing grounds and marine lives, and (3) gender difference in fishing activities on the coral reefs. 'Pengan-ture-bushi' is, with fixed lyrics, a syllabic rhythm following syllabic meter of eight, five and seven syllables per line, and has six verses (sets of lyrics) corresponding six villages in the island. The author analyzed the sequence (time) and landscapes (space) in the song. It is clear that six villages make a circle in a counterclockwise direction (Figure 1). The gender difference in gathering or fishing grounds and marine lives is as below: Women = Inside of reef = Benthos; Men = Outside of reef = Nekton (Figure 2). That correspondence can be seen in the present subsistence fishery on the coral reefs in Ryukyu Islands.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1343-4896
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/31516
Citation :人間科学 = Human Science no.32 p.137 -160
Appears in Collections:No.32 (2015/3)

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