This crumbling hospital was located on one of the surrounding islands off the coast of Hiroshima.  Built seemingly 100 years ago and covered in vines and shrubs, it was a beautiful site.  Not much was inside apart from rubbish and used white goods from the neighbouring houses.

August 31, 2015

Gunkanjima sits about 15 kilometers south of Nagasaki city.  Initially opened in 1887, this small island operated as a coalmine base which also housed its many miners and families.  Mitsubishi (its last owner) closed the facility permanently in 1974 along with a number of other coal mining plants across Japan.

For forty years, this concrete island and its many buildings have been left to decay…and in place of what was once a thriving island mining town is now an encha...

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