Yamabito (The Mountain People)

Title: Yamabito (The Mountain People)

Photographer/s: Osamu Sato

Date of publication: 5th March 2011

Place of publication: Tokyo, Japan

Dimensions: B5

Edition size: 500

Type of binding: Folded card

Number of pages: 60 + cover

Number of pictures: 53

Type of printing: offset

Printer: Gateway Visual Creative, Taiwan

Publisher: Mark Pearson, Zen Foto Gallery

Designer: Amanda Lo

Language: English, Japanese

Category: artist book

Price: JPY2500

Summary: In the early 1970s Osamu Sato travelled into the mountains of Gunma Prefecture to photograph the lives of the people living in the hills and valleys of Gunma. This is a precious record of a lost way of rural life in Japan.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: Tokyo, Japan

Website: www.zen-foto.jp

Donated by: Mark Pearson

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