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Goryorin: An Assessment

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By the spring of 1947, Goryōrin had come and dissolved, as it had been created, for reasons of political ideology. At the time of Goryōrin's creation around 1890, the decision by Meiji leaders to establish an independent fiscal foundation for the Imperial Household was not unreasonable. Precedent, and legal niceties notwithstanding, from the very outset Goryorin encountered difficulties. In terms of silvicultural theory and practice, the record on Goryōrin seems reasonably creditable by either domestic or global comparison. Most obviously, but perhaps least consequentially, much as Crown Lands became an element in the government fisc during the age of George III, so Goryōrin in 1947 returned, after its short, awkward life, to its initial role as a part of the Japanese government's woodland and fisc. In Britain the conversion of woodland to pasturage increased greatly the numbers of animals whose manure could fertilize arable, reducing villagers' interest in forest mulch.

Keywords: Britain; Goryōrin; Japanese government; Meiji leaders; silvicultural theory



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