Relationships Between Eel Producers in Isshiki Town, Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture
Japanese Journal of Human Geography
The aim of this paper was to analyze the economic dynamics of eel production in Isshiki Town, Aichi Prefecture. This area has one of the highest volumes of eel production in Japan. In the high economic growth period after World War II, eel production increased because the administrations developed production bases, and the managing bodies attempted to introduce technologies, such as warming houses, to strengthen productivity. The relationships between managers have been transformed during this
... formed during this period. In particular, the relationships between the laborers picking-up and shipping eels dissolved after the introduction of the warming house, which reduced the labor required. From the above, the economic circumstances in the producing area, management of the households and the relationships between the managers continue to interact. However, it is important to consider the manager's experiences and reveal these interactions because these relationships can transform over time.