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Director Name: Hiroko Kumagaya (熊谷博子)
Memory of the World Message from Sakubei Yamamoto ~ A miner-painter’s link to the future
世界記憶遺産 山本作兵衛からのメッセージ ～炭鉱絵師がつなぐ未来～
At the age of seven, Sakubei Yamamoto entered a coal mine with his parents; this was the beginning of his 50 year career at the Chikuho mines in Fukuoka prefecture. The mines were pitch black and humid, and the threat of collapse or flooding was never far from the miner’s minds. After retiring, Sak...