Hiroshi Hamaya - 濱谷 浩 (1915-99)

Niigata, Japan, 1956

I found the photos here

Snow country children going to a New Year's event, 
covered in straw capes to protect them from the weather
Man in a traditional Minobashi 'raincoat', 
Niigata Prefecture, 1956

Children singing in a snow cave, 
Niigata Prefecture, Japan, 1956