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The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology,Center for Evolving Humanities

Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2017
May 2017
教授, Faculty of Philology and Cultures, University of Vienna
Feb 2012
May 2012
University of Virginia
Mar 2011
Apr 2011
Stanford University
Jan 2006
Mar 2006
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Awards & Honors

Apr 2011
Highest Decoration of Excellence, The National Assembly of Thailand

Published Papers

下田 正弘
印度學佛教學研究   65(2) 525-535   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Kiyonori Nagasaki,Tetsuei Tsuda,Yuho Kitazaki,A. Charles Muller,Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2017, DH 2017, Conference Abstracts, McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, August 8-11, 2017      2017   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
<p>After having not been of concern for some time, the matter of whether or not Buddhist studies should be seen as an independent discipline has recently resurfaced within related academic communities. Now that the environments of scholarship in t...
Kiyonori Nagasaki,Toru Tomabechi,A. Charles Muller,Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2016, DH 2016, Conference Abstracts, Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland, July 11-16, 2016   300-303   2016   [Refereed]
下田 正弘
日本仏教学会年報   (81) 155-168   2015   [Refereed]
永崎 研宣, Paul Hackett, 苫米地 等流, A.チャールズ・ミュラー, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2014論文集   2014(3) 17-22   Dec 2014
下田 正弘
近代仏教   (21) 73-92   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
Buddhist Tradition and Human Life: Perspectives toward Research on Shinran's Thought   103-118   Jun 2014
Kiyonori Nagasaki,A. Charles Muller,Toru Tomabechi,Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2014, DH 2014, Conference Abstracts, EPFL - UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-12 July 2014      2014   [Refereed]
永崎 研宣, 三宅 真紀, 苫米地 等流, A.CharlesMuller, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2013論文集   2013(4) 239-246   Dec 2013
Kiyonori Nagasaki,Toru Tomabechi,A. Charles Muller,Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2013, DH 2013, Conference Abstracts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, July 16-19, 2013   517-518   2013   [Refereed]
Kiyonori Nagasaki,Toru Tomabechi,Masahiro Shimoda
LLC   28(2) 296-300   2013   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2012, DH 2012, Conference Abstracts, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, July 16-22, 2012   11-14   2012   [Refereed]
永崎 研宣, 苫米地 等流, Dorji Wangchuk, Orna Almogi, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2011論文集   2011(8) 155-160   Dec 2011
Kiyonori Nagasaki,Toru Tomabechi,Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2011, DH 2011, Conference Abstracts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, June 19-22, 2011   342-343   2011   [Refereed]
Yoichi Iwasaki,Kiyonori Nagasaki,Masahiro Shimoda,Hiroko Kume
2011 Second International Conference on Culture and Computing, Kyoto, Japan, October 20-22, 2011   173-174   2011   [Refereed]
永崎 研宣, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2010論文集   2010(15) 311-316   Dec 2010
MATSUDA Kuninori, IYANAGA Nobumi, NAGASAKI Kiyonori, SHIMODA Masahiro
研究報告人文科学とコンピュータ(CH)   2010(7) 1-5   Jul 2010
現在,『法寶義林』 (Hobogirin, Dictionaire encyclopedique du bouddhisme d'apres les sources chinoises et japonaises) に収められた仏教の経論の著者・訳者の目録部のデジタル化を TEI の標準的なマークアップ方法にしたがって進めている.本報告では,そのデジタル化の概要,デジタル化に際しての問題点,および今後の展望を含めたその解決へのアプローチについて論ずる.We are working on t...
A. Charles Muller,Kozaburo Hachimura,Shoichiro Hara,Toshinobu Ogiso,Mitsuru Aida,Koichi Yasuoka,Ryo Akama,Masahiro Shimoda,Tomoji Tabata,Kiyonori Nagasaki
Digital Humanities 2010, DH 2010, Conference Abstracts, King's College London, London, England, UK, July 7-10, 2010   68-70   2010   [Refereed]
下田 正弘
南アジア研究   2010(22) 158-169   2010   [Refereed]
永崎 研宣, 白須 裕之, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2009論文集   2009(16) 129-134   Dec 2009
SHIMODA Masahiro, NAGASAKI Kiyonori
研究報告人文科学とコンピュータ(CH)   2009(8) 1-6   May 2009
SAT 大蔵経テキストデータベース研究会では大正新脩大蔵経のテキストデータベースを完成させ、大蔵経本来の営みである、その時点でのより良い学術情報資源の提供に向けて新たな試みを展開している。本稿ではそれらの試みのうち、独自に提供する情報資源の内容の深化と、既存の情報資源同士の相互運用の強化について論じる。すなわち、前者は大蔵経を中心とするインド学仏教学の成果をデジタルメディアの世界でより深く蓄積・共有しつつ新たな可能性を提示していくために必要であり、後者はすでに蓄積された情報資源を効果的に活...
下田 正弘
親鸞教学   (93) 23-44   Mar 2009
永崎 研宣, 下田 正弘
じんもんこん2008論文集   2008 19-26   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
下田 正弘
日本仏教学会年報   (74) 1-13   2008   [Refereed]
下田 正弘
The east   (24) 30-45   2008   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
Journal of religious studies   81(2) 283-308   2007   [Refereed]
The movement to "separate buddhas and kami" (shinbutsu bunri), which is the counter side to the "amalgamation of buddhas and kami" (shinbutsu shugo), is a reflection of the whole of Japanese history and the construction of a State with centralized...
NAGASAKI Kiyonori, SUZUKI Takayasu, SHIMODA Masahiro
IPSJ SIG Notes   2006(57) 33-40   May 2006
The text-database of the Taisho Tripitaka has entered a correction phase since inputting of all texts has been finished. It is useful to develop a more efficient and user-friendly collaboration system to solve previously experienced problems witho...
Restitution of the Buddha in Narratives: Reconsidering Buddhist Studies as Historical Science
BUDDHISM AND JAINISM: Essays in Honour of Dr. Hojun Nagasaki on His Seventieth Birthday   357-379   Nov 2005
Shimoda Masahiro
Ryukoku - Shidan. The journal of history of RyukokuUniversity   122 27-55   Feb 2005
SHIMODA Masahiro
思想   943 206-223   2002   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
Journal of religious studies   76(2) 1-27   2002   [Refereed]
Buddha within and beyond history: The Buddhology in the Saddharma-puṇḍarīka in connection with an episode of God Brahman's request for the Buddha's first sermon
An Anthology of East Asian BUddhism:A Commemorative Volume in Honor of Ven.Sheng-yen on His 70th Birthday   93-114   Mar 2001
Reality of Buddha and nirvāṇa: With Special Focus on the Understanding of the Similes of nirvāṇa in the Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra in Mahāyāna and in Pāli Scriptures
Śūnyatā and Reality / Volume in Memory of Professor EJIMA Yasunori   77-91   Feb 2001
The Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra as a Commentary on Early Buddhist Texts
ABHIDHARMA AND INDIAN THOUGHT Essays in Honor of Professor Doctor Junsho Kato on His Sixtieth Birthday   327-339   Oct 2000
Stūpa Worship and the Tathāgatagarbha Theory
INDIAN THOUGHTS AND BUDDHIST CULTURE Essays in Honour of Professor Junkichi Imanishi on His Sixtieth Birthday   307-318   Dec 1996
SHIMODA Masahiro
Journal of religious studies   70(1) 25-46   Jun 1996   [Refereed]
Meat-Eating accepted as Medicine in Vinaya Literature
543-553   Oct 1991   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
The memoirs of the Institute of Oriental Culture   113 1-126,i-ii   1991   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
Eastern studies   82 129-119,10-11   1991   [Refereed]
SHIMODA Masahiro
Journal of Buddhist Culture   22(25) 1-21   Dec 1989   [Refereed]
Shimoda Masahiro
Shimoda Masahiro
Bu ston Rin chen grub's Theory of the Tathāgatagarbha
Buddhism and Society in Tibet   321-340   Nov 1986
Shimoda Masahiro


The Significance of Buddhist Studies in the Diversity of Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities and Buddhism: Focussing on Data Mining and Visualization   24-27   Jun 2018
永崎研宣, 下田正弘, MULLER A. Charles, 蓑輪顕量
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2018(CH-117) Vol.2018‐CH‐117,No.1,1‐7 (WEB ONLY)   May 2018
WANG Yifan, WANG Yifan, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2018(CH-117) Vol.2018‐CH‐117,No.8,1‐6 (WEB ONLY)   May 2018
5-7-5 The Haiku of Basho   8-10   2018
下田 正弘
現代と親鸞   (35) 261-285   Jun 2017
青野道彦, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2017(CH-114) Vol.2017‐CH‐114,No.2,1‐5 (WEB ONLY)   May 2017
永崎研宣, 津田徹英, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2017(CH-113) Vol.2017‐CH‐113,No.8,1‐4 (WEB ONLY)   Jan 2017
WANG Yifan, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2016(CH-110) Vol.2016‐CH‐110,No.7,1‐7 (WEB ONLY)   May 2016
小風尚樹, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘, 下田正弘, MULLER Albert Charles
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2016(CH-110) Vol.2016‐CH‐110,No.8,1‐6 (WEB ONLY)   May 2016
永崎研宣, 苫米地等流, MULLER A. Charles, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2015(2) 219‐224   Dec 2015
永崎研宣, HACKETT Paul, 苫米地等流, MULLER A. Charles, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2014(3) 17-22   Dec 2014
永崎研宣, 三宅真紀, 苫米地等流, MULLER A. Charles, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2013(4) 239-246   Dec 2013
川幡太一, 鈴木俊哉, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(Web)   2013(DD-90) VOL.2013-DD-90,NO.7 (WEB ONLY)   Jul 2013
Taichi Kawabata, Toshiya Suzuki, Kiyonori Nagasaki, Masahiro Shimoda
IPSJ SIG Notes   2013(7) 1-4   Jul 2013
Siddham script is used to describe the Buddhist text written in Sanskrit or related languages, or the symbols of Bodhisattvas in Japan. Recently, the encoding of Siddham text to Universal coded Character Set (UCS) has been proposed. This document ...
永崎研宣, 清水元広, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(CD-ROM)   2012(5) ROMBUNNO.CH-97,NO.4   Feb 2013
永崎研宣, 苫米地等流, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(CD-ROM)   2012(5) ROMBUNNO.CH-97,NO.1   Feb 2013
永崎 研宣, 清水 元広, 下田 正弘
研究報告人文科学とコンピュータ(CH)   2013(4) 1-6   Jan 2013
コンピュータ上で外字を扱うことは,人文学研究,とりわけ古典を扱う場合には避けることが難しい事柄である.やみくもに外字を増やすことは望ましいことではないが,字形の違いをなかったことにしてしまうことには潜在的な問題がある.したがって,包摂を前提とする UCS 符号化文字集合をそのまま全面的に導入することは困難である. SAT 大蔵経テキストデータベース研究会では,外字の扱いを巡って検討を重ねてきており,近年普及しつつある IVS を利用することで UCS 符号化文字集合の適切な利用方法を模索す...
永崎 研宣, 苫米地 等流, 下田 正弘
研究報告人文科学とコンピュータ(CH)   2013(1) 1-8   Jan 2013
SAT2012 は,テキスト・データベースの利便性を高めるべく,パラレルコーパス等を構築するとともに,様々な他のリソースとの連携機能を盛り込むなどして公開された新たな Web サービスである.本稿では, SAT2012 構築に際して採用した人文系データベースの構築手法や他のリソースとの連携手法について,近年の Web 技術やデジタル・ヒューマニティーズの手法の流れの中に位置づけつつ報告し,テキスト・データベースの新たな可能性について検討する.The SAT2012 is a new ver...
安冨 信哉, 下田 正弘, 本多 弘之
真宗教学研究   (33) 1-35   Nov 2012
SHIMODA Masahiro
Bulletin of the Institute of Shin Buddhist culture   21 40-63   Mar 2012
永崎研宣, 苫米地等流, WANGCHUK Dorji, ALMOGI Orna, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2011(8) 155-160   Dec 2011
岩崎陽一, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘, 久米裕子
情報処理学会研究報告(CD-ROM)   2011(1) ROMBUNNO.CH-90,NO.9   Jun 2011
岩崎 陽一, 永崎 研宣, 下田 正弘, 久米 裕子
研究報告人文科学とコンピュータ(CH)   2011(9) 1-5   May 2011
スマート・デバイスの急速な普及に伴い、人文学の研究プロジェクトの成果公開に際しても、これらの新しい環境への対応を考慮し始めたい。本報告では、研究成果公開サービスを多様な環境に対応させることの意義をまず考察し、科研特別領域研究プロジェクト 「にんぷろ」 における試験的な実装の紹介を通して、現状の課題と今後の指針を検討する。The rapid spread of smart devices and the diversification of user environment require ...
下田 正弘, 北西 憲二
現代と親鸞   (22) 159-178   Mar 2011
Shimoda Masahiro, Mori Sodo, Sasaki Shizuka, Hayashi Yukio, Okudaira Ryuji
Journal of Pali and Buddhist Studies   25(0) 79-116   2011
下田 正弘
Study of cultural exchange   (24) 61-69   2011
松田訓典, 彌永信美, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2010(15) 305-310   Dec 2010
下田 正弘
The Journal of the history of Buddhism   53(1) 69-81   Nov 2010
松田訓典, 彌永信美, 永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告(CD-ROM)   2010(2) ROMBUNNO.CH-87,7   Aug 2010
下田 正弘
The Journal of the doctrinal study of Shin Buddhism   (31) 104-121   Jun 2010
下田 正弘
日本仏教学会年報   (76) 195-207   2010
永崎研宣, 白須裕之, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2009(16) 129-134   Dec 2009
下田正弘, 永崎研宣
情報処理学会研究報告(CD-ROM)   2009(1) ROMBUNNO.CH-82,8   Jun 2009
SHIMODA Masahiro
Journal of religious studies   83(3) 993-1001   2009
永崎研宣, 下田正弘
情報処理学会シンポジウム論文集   2008(15) 19-26   Dec 2008
永崎研宣, 鈴木隆泰, 下田正弘
情報処理学会研究報告   2006(57(CH-70)) 33-40   May 2006
下田 正弘
法華文化研究   (30) 1-18   Mar 2004
下田 正弘
Studies in Indian philosophy and Buddhism   7 5-9   Mar 2000
三島海雲記念財団研究報告書   (36) 91-93   Dec 1999
SIMODA Masahiro
Journal of Buddhism   5 1-17   Oct 1999

Books etc

The SAT Taishō Text Database: A Brief History
Charles Muller, Masahiro Shimoda, Kiyonori Nagasaki (Part:Joint Work)
Lexington Books   2017   
Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism: Literature and Languages
Oct 2015   ISBN:9004283439

Conference Activities & Talks

Building a Digital Infrastructure for the Humanities and the Role of Buddhist Studies
Tripitaka for the Future: Envisioning the Buddhist Canon in the Digital Age (The 4th International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon)   3 Nov 2018   
Overview of the Activities of Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Tokyo [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Conference on Cyberinfrastructure for Historical China Studies, Harvard Yenching Institute   15 Mar 2018   
Retrospect and Prospects of Humanities Studies in the Digital Age [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
The Second International Interdisciplinary Faculty Forum of the University of Chicago and the University of Tokyo   12 Mar 2018   
Some Reflections on the History of Thoughts of Mahāyāna Buddhism
2018-19 Winter Program of Lecture Series, Conference/Forum, and Fieldwork on Buddhism and East Asian Cultures   10 Jan 2018   British Columbia University, DILA
TEI/XML Methodological Examination on Unit Conversion not Based on the Metric System,
Naoki Kokaze, Kiyonori Nagasaki, Makoto Goto , Yuta Hashimoto , Masahiro Shimoda, and A. Charles Muller
TEI Conference 2017   14 Nov 2017   
Chinese Translations and a P_li Commentary to Bridge a Gap between the “Northern” and the “Southern” Traditions
Masahiro Shimoda
18th Conference of the International Association of Buddhist Studies   22 Aug 2017   
Self-benefit and the benefit to others in Pure land Buddhism in India [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
The 18th Biannual Conference of International Association for Shin Buddhist Studies   1 Jul 2017   
The Future of Digital Texts in South Asian Studies [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Symposium ”Vom Palmblatt ins Digital Archiv”   22 May 2017   
Missions of Buddhist Studies in Digital Humanities for Developing the Full Potentials of Arts and Humanities Studies in the Digital Age [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Conference on Recent Trends in Buddhist Research   22 Oct 2016   
Possibilities of Re-creation of Buddhist Studies in the Digital Age [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam   29 Sep 2016   
Tagging on Buddhist Images via IIIF and TEI encoding [Invited]
Kiyonori Nagasaki, Tetsuei Tsuda, Charles Muller, Masahiro Shimoda
Text Encoding Initiative Conference   29 Sep 2016   
A Digital Ecosystem for Buddhist Studies: An Attempt by the SAT Project [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda and Kiyonori Nagasaki
Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam   23 Sep 2016   
Future of East Asian Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Annual Conference of Japanese Association of Digital Humanities “Digital Scholarship in History and the Humanities”   14 Sep 2016   
Missions of Buddhist Studies in Digital Humanities for Developing the Full Potentials of Arts and Humanities Studies in the Digital Age [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Workshop entitled “Presenting Cultural Specificity in Digital Collections”   12 Aug 2016   
Some Reflections on Hermeneutical Issues Concerning the Tathagatagarbha Theory in Relation to the Mahaparinirvana-mahasutra: Wonhyo, Bu ston and Critical Buddhism [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Conference on the *Tathagatagarbha *or Buddha-nature Thought: Its Formation, Reception, and Transformation in India, East Asia, and Tibet   7 Aug 2016   
Digital Humanities in Cultural Areas Using Texts That Lack Word Spacing
Kiyonori Nagasaki, Toru Tomabechi, Charles Muller, Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2016   13 Jul 2016   
Reconsidering the Methodologies for the Study of Mahayana Sutras after the “Linguistic Turn” in History [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Symposium: “The Buddha’s Words and Their Interpretations”   27 May 2016   
The Significance of Constructing a Buddhist Studies Knowledge Base in the Diversity of Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
22 Apr 2016   
Reconsidering the origin(s) of Mahayana Buddhism in the post-Linguistic Turn era [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Eko Center Internationales buddhistisches Symposium   3 Apr 2016   
Significant Potentials of the Humanities in East Asia for the Development of Globally Shared Digital Humanities: Illustrative Details Provided by Buddhist Studies [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
6th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities 2015   2 Dec 2015   
The Significance of Constructing a Buddhist Studies Knowledge Base in the Diversity of Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Conference: Paper, Print, and Cyberspace: Interdisciplinary Studies of Buddhism   4 Oct 2015   
A Knowledge Base for Buddhist Studies Comprising Multi-projects as a Model for Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Religion in the tex and on the ground   9 May 2015   
Possibilities of Encyclopedia of Buddhism as the Knowledge Base in the Age of Digitization [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Bouddhisme et Encyclopedie   25 Oct 2013   
Early Pure Land Buddhism Manifesting as Written Text in Ancient India : A Background for the Emergence of Buddhism of Otherness and Other Power [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures   1 Jun 2013   
The Transmission of Dharma in the Digital Age : Buddhist Studies in the Context of Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
国際パーリ聖典編集会議   23 Feb 2013   
Korean Buddhism as Seen from Japanese Buddhism [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Buddhist Studies as Korean Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches   30 Nov 2012   
Embracing the Distant View of the Digital Humanities [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
国際デジタルヒュマニテーズ学会   20 Jul 2012   
Toward a Digital Research Environment for Buddhist Studies [Invited]
Kiyonori Nagasaki, Toru Tomabechi, Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2011   20 Jun 2011   
Building a Buddhist Research Knowledge Base through International Cooperation : A Model for Evolving Humanities
Masahiro Shimoda
じんもんこん2010シンポジウム   11 Dec 2010   
The project of a Buddhist Research Knowledge Base [Invited]
Masahiro SHiMODA
Conference on Digital Buddhist Texts and International Collaboration   23 Nov 2010   
The History of Buddhism as Media Development : The Changing Possibilities of Religious Studies [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
International Association for the History of Religion   19 Aug 2010   
Reconsidering the Mahaparinirvanasutra in the Mahayana : Focusing Specifically on the Difference between Nirvana Sutras in the Vinaya-pitaka and Those in the Sutrapitaka [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Nirvanasutra Workshop   28 Jul 2010   
The Origins and Current State of Digitization of Humanities in Japan [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
Digital Humanities 2010   10 Jul 2010   
Appearance of a Corpus of Buddhist Scriptures and Appearance of a World of Buddhism [Invited]
Masahiro Shimoda
United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2551/2008   15 May 2008   

Research Grants & Projects

日本学術振興会: 基盤研究(A)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): 斉藤 明
日本学術振興会: 基盤研究(S)
Project Year: May 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): 下田 正弘
日本学術振興会: 基盤研究(B)
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): 澤井 義次
日本学術振興会: 基盤研究(A)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): 下田 正弘
日本学術振興会: 基盤研究(A)
Project Year: 2007 - 2010    Investigator(s): 斉藤 明