Mother

photographs

A blast furnace, which is the main facility in the steel-making factory, is compared to a mother's womb. All of the Japanese workers say "Iron has its life". This sense is typically Japanese own idea. By their awe and modesty, they are sensitive even to slight changes of the iron's and the furnace's conditions to make their fine products.

We are not aware of their struggles against the delicate Mother behind the beautiful steel. This work also focuses on the high economic growth period in Japan through the succession of their skills and souls, in addition of the situation and the scenery at that period visually.

The book is coming in early 2019.

Please check "news & snaps" page of this website or my facebook page. It will inform you of the detail as soon as possible.