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Buraku Journey in Osaka by Ian Laidlaw

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A photo journey by Ian Laidlaw, the photographer travels to the Buraku area of Osaka. The Burakumin are a Japanese minority group consisting of around 3 million people in about 6,000 communities. Their ancestors were classes as outcastes during the Tokugawa period (1603-1868) due to their occupations. They are still discriminated against today.

More images after the jump

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