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This is the introductory chapter of the book, which is a study on the use of monkeys as a tourist attraction in Japan. It describes a kind of visitor attraction, known colloquially in Japanese as a saruyama or 'monkey mountain' and more formally as a yaen kōen or 'wild monkey park', that displays free-ranging troops of Japanese macaques to the paying public. The monkey park operation is based on the regular feeding of the monkeys, known as ezuke or provisioning. As well as being visitor attractions, monkey parks are the birthplace of Japanese primatology. The book characterizes the park control over the movements of the monkeys as a form of 'herding'. The monkey park works by making the monkeys aware of the feeding opportunity available in the feeding station and relying thereafter on the superior appeal of its food handouts over natural forage to lure the monkey troop.

Keywords: food handouts; herded monkeys; Japanese macaques; monkey park; primate tourism

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