Riiko Sakkinen | A4 Drawings | Burakumin Baseball
Burakumin Baseball
12 April 2007, Cervera de los Montes
A4 (29,7 x 21,0 cm)
Watercolor, acrylic color, pencil, color pencil and felt-tip pen on paper
i The image is from the Japanese Sanritsu Choco Bat.

Baseball is the most popular sport in Japan.

Burakumin are a Japanese social minority group, mainly comprised those with occupations considered "tainted" with death or ritual impurity in the feudal era. They were legally liberated in 1871 but in certain areas there is still a stigma attached to being a resident of a traditional buraku ghetto.
Tags: Japan, baseball