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Chris Steele-Perkins - JAPAN. Minamata disease victims
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mai Kanekeo was born to a congenital Minamata Disease patient. She is quite healthy and here plays in her garden in front of the Chisso Ch
Japan. Minamata Bay. Sinobu Sakamoto was born with Minamata Disease. As she grows older, so the disease slowly progresses. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mrs Hanamoto is a victim of Minamata Disease. Her son, Sunau, is a congenital patient with brain damage.1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mr Hannaga is a congenital Minamata Disease patient, permanently hospitalized at Meisui-en. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mr Minaru Teruki (69) a Minamata disease patient still fishes most days outside Minamata Bay, for cuttle fish. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Minaru Sakamoto (69) is a Minamata Disease patient. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Soshisha, the Minamata Disease Centre and Museum, gives a party for disease victims each year to celebrate cherry blossom time. Here guest
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mr Yoshmaga (left), Director of the Minamata Disease Centre (Soshisha) with his two children and Mr Koshima from the Liberty Museum in Osa
Japan. Minamata Bay. The Kaneko family. Chikao (top) and Yuji (bottom right) are both congenital Minamata Disease patients. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. A net extends round Minamata Bay. Fish caught inside the Bay are not allowed to be sold for fear of contamination. Fish caught outside are
Japan. Minamata Bay. 70 year old Toshi Sagimoto was poisoned by Minamata Disease as an adult.1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. In Meisui-en Hospital, Yuji Onitsaka, a severely disabled congenital patient of Minamata Disease, takes lunch. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. The worst of the poisoned sludge dumped by Chisso Chemicals into Minamata Bay has been buried under a land-reclamation site which will eve
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mrs Eiko Sagimoto and her mother (sitting) are both victims of Minamata Disease. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Sinobu Sakamoto and her friend Kiyoko Kagata at Sinobu's family home. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Fish caught outside of Minamata Bay are considered safe to eat. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mrs Hanamoto, a victim of Minamata Disease, with her son Sanau, who is a congenital victim with brain damage. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Patients at Meisui-en Hospital take physiotherapy heat treatment. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Some of the Minamata Disease patients have bought orange groves with their compensation pay-outs. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mikie Tanaka has a mental age of about 5. She is 46 years old and a congenital Minamata Disease patient. Here she prays at the shrine for h
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mr Teruo Kawanoto, one of the leaders of the Minamata Disease victims.1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. View of the Chisso Chemical Factory whose output of organic mercury originally poisoned the people of Minamata. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mr Hanamato has lost the use of his legs through Minamata Disease. He is now an environmental activist. 1991.
JAPAN. Minamata Bay. Mr and Mrs Oya at Meisui-en Hospital are the oldest surviving couple with Minamata Disease. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. View from Soshisha - the Minamata Disease Centre, down to Minamata Bay. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. In the grounds of Soshisha, the Minamata Disease Centre, children pass two elderly patients.1991.
JAPAN. Minamata. Dr Moryama with Mr Hannaga - a congential Minamata disease patient at Meisui-en Hospital. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Mikie Tanaka (46) has a mental age of 5. She is a congenital Minamata disease patient.1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. In Meisui-en Hospital, an old Minamata Disease patient makes plastic flowers as occupational therapy. 1991.
Japan. Minamata Bay. Yuji Kanekeo is a congenital Minamata Disease patient. Each year it becomes more difficult for him to talk and walk. 1991.