Hokusei Gakuen University

Junior College


2-3-1 Ohyachi-nichi, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 004-8631, JAPAN

Phone: +81-11-891-2751 [ext.2404]

Fax: +81-11-892-6097

Email: kazatomari@gmail.com

Homepage: www.ipc.hokusei.ac.jp/~z00592/


   Ph.D. Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

2000   M.S. Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University 

1996   B.S. Pedagogy, Kyoto University

Honors and Awards

1997-1999   Scholarship, Heiwa Nakajima Foundation

2000-2003   JSPS Fellowship [DC1], Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2004           Students’ Award, Nikakai Association of Photographers

2003-2006  JSPS Fellowship [PD], Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests focus on material culture and social changes in Mongolia and post-socialist societies in Eurasia.


1997-1999   Visiting Fellow, National University of Mongolia

2006-2007   Research Fellow, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

2007-2011   Researcher, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University

2011-2013   Visiting Research Fellow, National Museum of Ethnology 


KAZATO, M. (2011) “Unique Technique of Felt Making in Mongolia using Ekhe Esgii (mother-felt)”,  The 10th International Congress of Mongolists, International Association for Mongol studies, August 9-13(12) 2011, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

KAZATO, M. (2007) Women’s Property in Mongolian Pastoral Society: Value of Silver Goods in Rural Mongolia. The 16th Conference on IAFFE (International Association For Feminist Economics) Conference, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 29 – July 1, 2007.

KAZATO, M. (2007) “’Reproductive Property’ or ‘Immortal Property’?: Livestock And Silver Goods In Mongolian Pastoral Society”. The 6th Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 29-June 3, 2007.

KAZATO M. (2006) “The Local Value and Right to Winter Camps under the Land Privatization Policy in Postsocialist Mongolia”, The 11th Biennial Conference of IASCP (International Association for the Study of Common Property), in Bali Indonesia, June 19-23, 2006. p.187. (Travel Award)

KAZATO, M. (2006) “What is the O’voljoo for Mongolian herders? : The right to land in pastoral regions in postsocialist Mongolia”, Kozo HIRAMATSU ed., Proceedings of The 7th Kyoto University International Symposium,2005 “Coexistence with Nature in a ‘glocalizing’ world –Field Science Perspectives-“, Kyoto University, pp.239-246. (www.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kusymp/.../P_KAZATO.pdf)

KAZATO, M. (2006) “When domestic animals leave the commodity world: Value and individuality of animals in postsocialist Mongolia”, J. MARUYAMA, L. WANG, T. FUJIKURA AND M. ITO (eds.), Proceedings of Kyoto Symposium “Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries and Re-visioning Area Studies: Perspectives from Asia and Africa”, Kyoto: Nakanishi Printing, pp.257-264.


[in English]

Kazato, M. (2012) “The Felt Making Process and Social Relationships in Mongolia Using The Ehe Esgii (Mother Felt)”, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Mongolists, Volume III Mongolia’s Economy and Politics. pp.246-249. International Association for Mongol Studies, Ulaanbaatar.

Kazato, M. (2010) ”Silver Goods in Pastoral Society in Mongolia : Their Economic Values and Cultural Meanings”, Kyoto Working Papers on Area Studies, No. 87, JSPS Global COE Program Series 85 In Search of Sustainable Humanosphere in Asia and Africa. pp,1-16. (ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/120004108258)

Kazato, M. (2007)  “Management and Evaluation of Livestock under Socialist Collectivization in Mongolia”, X. SUN and N. NAITO (eds.), In ASAFAS Special PaperNo.10: Mobility, Flexibility, and Potential of Nomadic Pastoralism in Eurasia and Africa, Kyoto: Nakanishi Printing, pp.53-62.

Kazato, M. (2006) “ The Flexibility of Pastoralists' Social Groupings and the Difficulty of Herding: Labor Organization and Herd Control for Day-trip Herding of Sheep and Goats in Arkhangai Province, Mongolia”, Asian and African Area Studies. 6(1):1-43. (http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/120001422988)

KAZATO, M. (2006) “The state policy and herders’ right to winter camps (O’voljoo) in postsocialist Mongolia”, Vestnik BGU (Bulletin of the Buryat State University). 18(2): 129-138. Buryat State University, Department of the Oriental Studies, Ulan-Ude.

KAZATO, M. (2005) "How Mongolian pastoralists manage their herds of sheep and goats: herd formation and control for the day-trip herding in Arkhangai province, Mongolian state" Mongolian Journal of Anthropology, Archaeology and Ethnology. 1 (1): 113-120.

[in Japanese]

KAZATO, M. (2013) "Occupational and life choice in a postsocialist country: A case study of a Korean in Kazakhstan”, Journal of Kobe Yamate University. 14: 97-107.

KAZATO, M. (2009) "Ethnography of the Modern Mongolian Nomads”, Kyoto, Sekaishiso-sha, pp.335.

KAZATO, M. (2002) "Nomadic movement between the steppe and settlements, and co-operation among households in rural Mongolia: on the biography of a family in Deren sum, Dundgov’ Province”, Little World 18: 49-77.

KAZATO, M. (1999) “Pastoral nomads, the environment and families: nomadic movement and livestock management”, In M. SHIMAZAKI and T. NAGASAWA (eds.), Family and community-based development in Mongolia, Nihonkeizaihyoron-sha, Tokyo, pp. 21-50.