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Yubari 1982-1992.

SEKI Tsugio (1992.)

£150.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original boards in dust-jacket and obi, overall a very good copy signed by the photographer. 119pp. Tokyo, Japan Press Photo,

Yubari was founded on April 1, 1943 as a coal mining town. At the height of the industry the town was home to some 120,000 people. When most of the mines were closed in the 1980s this caused considerable social problems and the population shrank to around 50,000. The present photobook cronicles the struggles of the coalminers and their families. No copy in OCLC.

Stock Code: 206212