Kubo Keiichi’s 6 - year photo journal focusing on the residents on the Haida-Cho district in South East Japan. Their economy revolves around the fishing industry where they employ a uniquely Japanese method of catching fish with a fixed net. However the working population of their village has decresed by over 50%, which is a problem experienced in many rural areas of Japan. The compelling work of Kubo Keiichi reveals how the villagers are trying to encourage the youth to continue with their tradition of fishing, in an era where many leave and traditions are challenging to maintain. In his book The Youth Shall Inherit The Sea, Kubo Keiichi documents the many beautiful traditions woven into their culture in a time of uncertainty and change.

https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/kubo-keiichi-haida-cho-district-photography-030519

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