Yukiguni (Snow Land) by Hiroshi Hamaya
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Publisher: Grey Tiger Books
Format: Softcover with card slipcase
Condition: Good, slipcase is torn and has signs of wear
'Yukiguni' is Hiroshi Hamaya's ethnographic study of traditional agricultural life in the North East of Japan, also known as Snow Country starting in 1940 and continuing until after the end of the second world war. Whilst working at the Japanese war propaganda magazine Front Hamaya turned his focus towards the Niigata prefecture to live amongst the Northeastern peasants and to record the rituals of their rural existence, hoping to capture the "Japanese spirit". This is an important work from one of the key figures of Japanese photography.