These are the photos of coalmine workers in Yubari City. The photo are exhibited in Coalmine Museum in Yubari City. It is a good place to visit to learn the realty of hard workers who supported Japan developing to become the members of group of 8 that has Summit Conference every year.
Each public bath was run by the coalmine company and the workers could use the bath for free.
Their apartments didn't have the bath in order to unite the workers and build up the solidarity by make them use the same public bath and talk together.
The welfare system of coalmine workers and their family was not been established at that time so they built up the special relationship to support each other. It was like the Japanese clandestine organization and share the alcoholic drink, Japanese sake with the same cup as a ritual
to be continued