Photographs by Shuichiro Shibata.
184 pp., Black & white illustrations throughout, 8½x6".
The number of passengers on local bus routes at bus stops as addressed in this photo book
has been in decline since the peak year of 1968. This is due to an increase in individual car
ownership, an aging society with fewer children, lower populations in rural areas, and lifestyle
changes. Japanese photographer Shuichiro Shibata (1963) has travelled all over Japan to
picture the bus stops in black and white photographs.