Video-Essay 70 min. by AHA (Anke Haarmann in collaboration with...) Osaka 2006 engl/jap
Everywhere in the parks and on the river bank of the Osaka river one sees blue tents or barracks covered with blue plastic tarps - at times scattered throughout the park area, sometimes lined up in rows, or united to form small communities. The term 'homelessness' only insufficiently describes the situation of these No-juku-sha the 'campers in the rough'. Slums, favellas, barrack villages all these expressions capture the reality of the Japanese's cities' 'blue phenomenon' more precisely.
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