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Yukiguni 雪国 (Snow Country)
- Yukiguni 雪国 (Snow Country)
Photobook. One volume. First edition. Text in Japanese with English summary.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
It was during an assignment to photograph a Japanese army's winter ski training camp near Takada City (Niigata pref.) that Hamaya came across an ethnologist who pointed him to a valley named Kuwadori-dani. For a period of about ten years Hamaya visited this village regularly and recorded their ancient winter festivals, customs and rites. The resulting work is an outstanding photographic document: 'Yukiguni' provides a moving insight to traditional ways of life and the unique spirituality of the remote countryside. The humanity and the group spirit that seem to grow under the regular adverse conditions of deepest snow are virtually tangible. Only one copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
- PB.43 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16162
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