The Children Living in Washington Heights 1959-1962 by Gasho Yamamura
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Format: Softcover with slipcase
During the late 50's, Yamamura Gasho's took portraits of children in a place that was formerly known as ‘Washington Heights’ in Tokyo, Japan. Now known as ‘Yoyogi Park’, this location formerly the residence for U.S. officers during post World War II allied occupation of Japan. The images suggest that this place was a typical American Town; however the truth was far from this. This continuation of everyday life in an upturned society created much fascination for local photographer Yamamura, who revisited the location many times documenting this foreign occupation. The photographs lay forgotten until Yusaku Hosoya compiled these images together for this intriguing, socio-political photography book.