A pig peacefully sleeping on the man's belly, or looking at a newspaper
over the man's shoulder, when the man plays the guitar, all the pigs
gather up and it becomes a impromptu concert - from morning till night,
the farm family spend all of their time with those thousands of pigs,
more as a family. While farming process tends to become completely
automatic in the course of mass-production and consumption, this family
does all by hands, pouring their love on each pig, during each work:
from feeding to sewage treatment. Beyond merely a relation of livestock
and the farmer, the photographs shown in this exhibition clearly represent
the bonds with full of love between the farmer and the pigs as, in
a sense, partner living together. The photographer has continuously
photographed this farmer and pigs over 10 years since he met the farmer
as a city-officer. A self-published book of this photographer is here
largely revised and reborn as more lovely, happier photo book!
Born in Kagawa, Japan in 1937. Worked as a city officer for 24 years
and was engaged in business related to agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
Self-published a photo book as a record of a pig farmer and the pigs.
Awarded the 13th Japan Self-Publishing Award, Graphic Prize for this
Pigs and Papa
Author: Toshiteru Yamaji
Design: Shingo Ikeda (67)
Price: 1800 yen (tax excluded)
Size: 182 x 239 mm
128 pages / Black and White / Soft Cover