Yubari town and landscape, by Shinichi Ito

In 2007, the town of Yubari in Hokkaido made national headlines when it declared bankruptcy after its plans to turn its coal mining based economy into a tourism-based one failed miserably. This same year photographer and publisher Shinichi Ito traveled to Yubari on an assignment for a magazine. Although only there for a few days, Ito manages to capture the once-thriving town as it struggles to survive.

Softcover, 18cm x 24cm, 80 pages, 38 photos.