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Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho


Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Title: Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho

Photographer(s): Domon Ken

Writer(s): Tsutomu Kitazawa

Designer(s): Yusaku Kamekura

Publisher(s): Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan

Year: 1991

Print run:

Language(s): Japanese

Pages: 104

Size: 19,5 x 26 cm

Binding: Hardcover with dustjaket

Edition: 1st 1960 , 2nd 1977

Print: Doi Print, Tokyo, Japan

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Japan, 1959

ISBN:



Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Chikuho no Kodomotachi / The Children of Chikuho is a photo book by photographer Domon Ken, on  japanese protests published by Tsukiji Shokan, Tokyo, Japan,1991

Domon Ken, who was a member of the Communist Party, used his pictures to portray the wounds and scars of a disintegrated post-war Japanese society.

Domon produced many photographs of children and particularly on the island of Kyūshū where he denounced the misery of the villages in the Chikuhō mining areas. Japan's policies of conversion from coal to oil resulted in the closure of mines and a rise in the unemployment rate with the consequent increase in malnutrition among the children of the unemployed.

In particular, Domon wanted to follow the day of two little sisters, Rumie Sayuri, aged 11 and 7, in the Akashi barracks in Chikuhō. The publication was a great success, reaching one hundred thousand copies.

This new 1977 re-edition follows the initial 1960 edition, which, as the new introduction comments, sold for very high prices in collectors' shops, a fact that, as the author writes, "does not make me satisfied, thinking of the miserable lives of those children".


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