Shunji Dodo + Seiryu Inoue "Kamagasaki/Shinsekai: Life in the Shadow of the Economic Miracle"

Zen Foto Gallery

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We present works by two Japanese photographers, Shunji Dodo and Seiryu Inoue. Known variously as Shinsekai, Kamagasaki or a host of other names, this is a notoriously rough district of southern Osaka near Tennoji. Day laborers hang around hoping for work on one of Osaka's building sites. If they don't catch a ride on the back of a truck for a hard day's work they will sit drinking by the side of the road. If they are lucky to get a job they will return and spend their money drinking and whoring. The area is pure underworld Japan. Porn movie theaters and roadside bars, prostitutes and pimps, gangsters and gamblers. The other face of Japan's romanticized High Growth Era.

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From 2010-11-26 To 2010-12-19

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