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URAGUCHI Kusukazu. Shima Fudoki (1978)





URAGUCHI Kusukazu. Shima Fudoki (A Description of Shima). Shima: Kuroshio-do, Showa 53 (1978). 1st ed. & pr.
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Description — Square 4to (27.5 x 28 x 2.5 cm), (162) p., 123 b&w pictures (glossy), clothbound hardcover, slipcase.
Forewords by NIWA Fumio, HAYASHI Tadahiko and AKIYAMA Shotaro. Text in Japanese.
Copy inscribed & signed by Uraguchi (black ink, with artist's stamp). Laid in: the promotional leaflet for the book.

Condition — VG (light wear to slipcase).

Review — The shores, lands and lives of the people - the core of whom are the local ama - Japanese female pearl divers - of the native Shima (Mie Pref.) of the amateur photographer URAGUCHI Kusukazu (1922-1988), who published one other book on the ama of Shima in 1981. Wonderful, contrasted b&w scenes and portraits. More than half of the book deals with the ama's worklife and traditions. One of those 'pearls' that come out of nowhere from time to time, and time again, fortunately.

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