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Komazawa University
Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography Cultural Study Program

Research Areas



Apr 1986
Mar 1989
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University
Apr 1983
Mar 1986
Graduate School, Division of Letters, Kyoto University
Apr 1979
Mar 1983
Faculty of Literature, Kyoto University

Published Papers

MATSUURA, Makoto & ODA Masayasu
Regional Views   (31) 19-32   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
ODA, Masayasu
Regional Views   (30) 1-13   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Komazawa Journal of Geography   (53) 23-34   Mar 2017
ODA, Masayasu
Regional Views   (29) 45-52   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Shrine Merger and Regional Community: A case study in Inan and Itaka districts in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture
43 17-24   Apr 2015
Internet Communications in the Geography Community: An Analysis of the Posts on the Japanese Mailing List of Historical Geography
Regional views   28 59-67   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Location and Spatial Constitution of Private Cemeteries in Yokohama City since 1989
Komazawa Journal of Geography   50 81-100   Mar 2014
Geography of Religion in Postwar Japan (2): An Analysis of the Bibliography
Komazawa Journal of Geography   50 55-68   Mar 2014
Ascetic Mountaineering of Daigoji Temple in the Omine Mountains from 1909 to 1926: With special Reference to the Revival of Hanaku Mountaineering
Japanese Mountain Religion   52 83-99   Oct 2013   [Invited]
Geographical Materials Collected by Siebold during his First Stay in Japan: Current Situation in the Netherlands
Komazawa Journal of Geography   49 93-112   Mar 2013
Ascetic Mountaineering of the Shogoin Temple in the Omine Mountains in the Postwar Period
Japanese Mountain Religion   51 45-56   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Saigyo's Ascetic Practices in Omine Mountains: Retrospect and Prospect on History of Saigyo Studies
Journal of Saigyo Studies   3 24-42   Aug 2012   [Invited]
Distribution of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Niigata Prefecture and the division of the region
Komazawa Journal of Geography   47 13-33   Mar 2011
Spatial Analysis of Murakami Haruki's "After Dark": Midnight town as a place where we encounter the "darkness"
Journal of the Faculty of Letters, Komazawa University   69 155-171   Mar 2011
A study of the Hachidai-Kongo-Doji (eight small deities) in the Omine Mountains
Japanese Mountain Religion   45 1-13   Mar 2010   [Refereed]
On the pictorial map of Yamato Province from the collection of Leiden University Library
Komazawa Journal of Geography   45 37-42   Mar 2009
Documents on the pilgrimage in the Omine Mountains in 1900 by Shogoin Temple
Regional Views   21 89-98   Mar 2008
On Commemorating the History of the Department of Geography
Regional Views   20 63-67   Mar 2007
Revival of ancient rituals in prewar pilgrimage in the Omine Mountains
Journal of the Faculty of Letters, Komazawa University   65 37-46   Mar 2007
Travel routes before and after the mountaineering in prewar pilgrimage in the Omine Mountains
Komazawa Journal of Geography   43 19-38   Mar 2007
Distribution of Buddhist Denominations in Japan
Regional Views   19 31-35   Mar 2006
On Commemorating the History of the Department of Geography: An example of the commemoration program of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Department of Geography, Komazawa University
Komazawa Journal of Geography   42 5-10   Mar 2006
Geographical Themes in the Study of Worship Catchment Area: A Review of Religious Space of Japan by Keisuke Matsui
Komazawa Journal of Geography   40 105-120   Mar 2004
Tourist trends and the role of a resident organization in Kakunodate Town, Akita Prefecture
Regional Views   16 45-57   Mar 2003
On a historical record about the Forty-two Sacred Places in the Omine Mountains which appeared in the Jimben, a Shugendo journal (2)
Regional Views   16 59-63   Mar 2003
Distribution of Buddhism in Japan: An Attempt to Draw a Map of the Buddhist-Denominational Regions
Komazawa Journal of Geography   39 37-58   Mar 2003
On a historical record of the Forty-two Sacred Places in the Omine Mountains in the Jimben, a Shugendo Journal
Regional Views   15 41-67   Mar 2002
Geography of Religion in Postwar Japan: An Analysis of the Bibliography
Komazawa Journal of Geography   38 21-51   Mar 2002
History of Pictorial Maps of Yamato Province: Reexamination of the Omine Mountains Painted on Pictorial Maps
Historical Geography   43(5) 1-20   Dec 2001   [Refereed]
Establishment of a Kokumin Shukusha (People's Inn) and its Business Closure in Yoshinoyama, Nara Prefecture
Komazawa Journal of Geography   37 37-64   Mar 2001
Historical Change and Seasonal Variation of Tourist Arrival in Yoshinoyama, Nara Prefecture, after the Second World War
Komazawa Journal of Geography   36 33-54   Mar 2000
Geography of Religion in Japan since 1977
Regional Views   12 27-32   Mar 1999
Old Maps in Komazawa University Library
Komazawa Journal of Geography   35 71-82   Mar 1999
Distribution of Christianity in Japan
The Pennsylvania Geographer   37(1) 17-32   1999   [Refereed]
The Omine Mts. Painted on Pictorial Maps of Yamato Province in the Edo Period: An Example of the Propagation of Geographical Knowledge about the Sacred Mountain Area
Komazawa Journal of Geography   34 47-64   Mar 1998
The Current Trends of Literary Geography in Japan
Komazawa Journal of Geography   33 101-116   Mar 1997
Types and Propagation of Lists of 75 Sacred Place Names in the Ohmine Mountains: Roles of Mountaineers and Researchers
Regional Views   6 71-88   Mar 1993
Geographical Perspectives on the Study of Shugendo, A Japanese Mountain Religion
Regional Views   4 19-27   Mar 1991
The Formation and its Meaning of the 75-sacred-place View in the Omine Sacred Mountain Area
Human Geography   41(6) 24-40   Dec 1989   [Refereed]
On the Establishment of Imitative Pilgrimage Places in Shôdoshima Is., Kagawa Prefecture
Human Geography   36(4) 59-73   Aug 1984   [Refereed]

Books etc

Kinda Akihiro et al. eds, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Historical Geographers, Kyoto 2009
Kyoto University Press   2010   ISBN:9784876989614

Conference Activities & Talks

Recent research trends in historical geography of religion in Japan
17th International Conference of Historical Geographers (ICHG 2018)   16 Jul 2018   
Recent Changes in the Yamaage Matsuri Festival of Nasukarasuyama City in Tochigi Prefecture
19 Nov 2017   
Postwar Ascetic Mountaineering of a Religious Group in the Omine Mountains, Japan
IGU 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference   8 Aug 2013   
Maps in Early Modern Japan Collected by Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold
with Atsushi Onodera and Norie Oshima (speaker)
IGU 2013 Kyoto Regional Conference   7 Aug 2013   
On the pictorial map of Yamato Province of Japan from the Siebold Collection of Leiden University Library
14th International Conference of Historical Geographers   27 Aug 2009   


Book Review: Iguchi, T., Nishi Honganji Temple and Prosperity of the Temple Town: Community planning in Kyoto and the promotion of traditional industries
The Others   Mar 2014
Book Review: Nakajima Michio, Landscape Transformation of the Sites of Overseas Shinto Shrines: various current situations
The Others   Mar 2014
Book review: Shudo, Yoshiki (Ed.). Omine Katsuraginomine Nyubu Nikkishu [Accounts of Ascetic Mountaineering in Omine and Katsuraginomine Mountains]
The Others   Oct 2013
Book Review: Endo Yukiko, Developed Villages of Modern Times and Shinto Shrines: Changes in the Sense of Belonging among Former Warriors of the Aizu Domain and Agricultural Soldiers in Hokkaido
The Others   Mar 2012
Articles Related to the History of Transport and Communications Published in Gekkan Bunkazai <Monthy Magazine of Cultural Relics>
The Others   Feb 2012
Book review: Miki Kazuhiko: Development of Mount Mitsumine worship and its regional base
The Others   Mar 2011
Book review: Shoji Hiroshi, Peter Backhaus and Florian Coulmas eds.: Linguistic landscape in Japan
The Others   Mar 2010
Book review: Nose Yasunobu: Do you put Worcester sauce on tempura?: boundaries between local food cultures in Japan
The Others   Mar 2010
Translation: Winfried Schenk: Cultural landscape management in Europe: a survey in consideration of Historico-geographical contributions
The Others   Jan 2008