Yama tanko (Mountain Coalmine)
- Yama tanko (Mountain Coalmine)
Photobook. First edition. One volume.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
- Height: 25.8 centimetres (covers)
- Width: 18.2 centimetres (covers)
Mining continued to be in the fore-front of political and public awareness in the 1960s. In 1962 Abe Kobo and Hiroshi Teshigahara made the famous film entitled 'Pitfall', a conspiracy story about mine-workers and trade unions. The present book is a documentary about the appalling safety conditions of mineworkers and their families. It focuses on the ever-present danger of death with some spectacular shots of life in the pit. Motohashi was awarded the 5th Taiyo Prize for this work. A reprint was issued in 1992. No copy of this edition in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
- PB.117 (Photobook number)
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