Hashima Island as featured in my hardcover book 'Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan'




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Published on Mar 30, 2017

An exploration of Gunkanjima - Japans infamous abandoned island off the coast of Nagasaki.

Established in the late 1800s at the height of Japan’s industrial revolution, its population peaked in the 1950s with 5,259 residents – most of whom worked deep within the confines of its dangerous mine. Now, in place of what was once a suffocatingly crammed community that lived on top of each other, sits a deserted and enchantingly dark ghost city.

Located 15 kilometres from Nagasaki and far more visually intense than any post-apocalyptic movie set, this isolated labyrinth of crumbling concrete and steel provides a rich and spectacular vision of urban decay.

Featured in my book 'Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan' (Carpet Bombing Culture, 2017), my book is available in bookstores and online.


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