Hiroji Kubota has long been documenting the contradictions at play in eastern Asia, where traditional societies and ways of life exist side by side with, or are giving way to, electronic and manufacturing productivity and consumerism on a scale that is nothing less than a revolution.

This contact sheet features the Buddhist holy place of the Golden Rock at Shwe Pyi Daw is photographed in 1978.

Hiroji Kubota joined Magnum Photos in 1971.

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