Film mines rich seams of history

National / History Aug 14, 2011

Film mines rich seams of history

by Tai Kawabata

Hiroko Kumagai will never forget the day in 1998 when she first stepped inside the red-brick building at the entrance to the closed and shuttered Miyahara shaft in the Miike coal mine in Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture. "I felt I heard the voices of people working ...