The article examines how folk methodologies for weather prediction in- fluence small-scale agricultural and fishing activities of a Japanese coastal community. Specifically, the article addresses some anthropological questions on how local fishermen predict the weather by developing two different fore- casting practices: takayama, a practical weather observation technique that combines the observation of the clouds with a traditional nautical technique for orientation at sea and, okite, a model-based weather prognostication used to forecast long-term weather trends for the following year.

See the winds. Practical dimensions of weather forecasting in a Japanese coastal community

giovanni bulian
2017-01-01

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The article examines how folk methodologies for weather prediction in- fluence small-scale agricultural and fishing activities of a Japanese coastal community. Specifically, the article addresses some anthropological questions on how local fishermen predict the weather by developing two different fore- casting practices: takayama, a practical weather observation technique that combines the observation of the clouds with a traditional nautical technique for orientation at sea and, okite, a model-based weather prognostication used to forecast long-term weather trends for the following year.
156 / a. LII, n. 3
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