The works of Sakubei Yamamoto
Transport (outside the mine), Coal Sorting

Refuse Heaps (Pyramid-shaped Ones Appeared in the Showa Era)
January 1967

Bota Yama (Piramiddo-gata wa Showa ni Natte)
[Refuse Heaps (Pyramid-shaped Ones Appeared in the Showa Era)]
38.0 x 54.1 cm Painting in Watercolors and Ink

Senryu (17-syllabled witty and humorous poem)
Sukippu (botabako) ga agaru ga goto ni yama wa koe.
The refuse heap grew larger and larger every time the skip climbed it.

Pyramid-shaped refuse heaps appeared in the Showa era (1926-1989). In pits with lots of depressions, miners filled them with refuse to make them flat.

Translation Assisted by Mr. Nathan Johndro

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