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Fun Link Friday: 100-Year-Old Glass Plates in an Abandoned Japanese Home

Many people in Japan are big fans of haikyo, literally meaning “ruins,” but more broadly meaning the exploration of abandoned sites in Japanese cities of countrysides. There’s even entire sites dedicated to it! One recent article I came across on PetaPixel was … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Google Street View of Gunkanjima

Just a quickie FLF today, folks! You may remember a fun link from last year brought to us by Nyssa on photography of abandoned sites in Japan (haikyo), a prominent subject of which was Gunkanjima 軍艦島, or “battleship island.” This island … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Haikyo, Abandoned Sites in Japan

Summer is the time for scary stories in Japan. Putting the supernatural aside, nothing scares and fascinates me more than the realization of humanity’s ephemerality in the decay of abandoned buildings or haikyo (廃墟). One of the most well-known ruined … Continue reading

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