Goze (Blind Itinerant Female Musicians)
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- Goze (Blind Itinerant Female Musicians)
Photobook. One volume. First edition.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
- Height: 24.9 centimetres (covers)
- Width: 18.6 centimetres (covers)
An excellent documentary showing the life of a several 'Goze' throughout the four seasons of one year. The term 'goze' (lit. blind woman) refers to blind female itinerant musicians going from one village to the next in small groups or alone - hoping to be put up for the night with some food in return for an old folk-song or two, sometimes accompanied by a shamisen. Only a handful of these musicians survive today. Hashimoto's images have a grainy quality that is particularly well suited to his subjects. This is documentary photography at its best - un-intrusive and yet powerful. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
- PB.54 (Photobook number)
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