Kaiiki (*signed*)

N/A - AV0120

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72 pages - Hardcover, linen cover

Sokyu-Sha, 2013

*Signed*

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A really beautiful book, dark and mysterious, that takes us to the places and landscapes, to the waters where the Japanese pilots of the "Kaiten" suicide torpedos were training at the end of the Pacific War. Pilots who were ready to give their lives by guiding these "human" torpedos right into the enemy warships....

Hitoshi Uemoto returns to the training grounds of the "Kaiten"

After a first visit to these places in his early 20s, when he felt pathetic directing his "student" camera to this subject, the artist returns, now 60, to capture the souvenir of these men's courage.

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