藩政時代から続く職人の高度な技を伝える「金沢職人大学校」

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Oct 5, 2011 08:14 Japanese_language
I came across an interesting expression in Japanese (it is at this title) in a local article in a newspaper. It means: “Kanazawa Craftsman College”, which passes on elaborate skills of craftsmen, coming down from the age of _our_ feudal government. This expression is not rare as the Japanese language, but it would be rare if it were a national article.

In any country, national consciousness is in piling up*. Some countries have ethnic layers, which people came from. In Japan, as it is not immigration country, people have historical layers that their ancestors experienced there. The age of a feudal government is one of their typical memories.

* I want to say, “in layers”, “there are layers in national consciousness.”

On the other hand, people who have grown in Tokyo usually do not say “(our) feudal government”, because they do not have their local history. They do not have local history or dialects. They often feel they are rootless wanderers.

Cf.
http://mytown.asahi.com/ishikawa/news.php?k_id=18000001110040002

Note: In Japanese, “大学校” is different from formal universities or colleges, “大学”.