THE MODERN RUINS OF JAPAN
Haikyo 廃墟 - meaning 'ruins' in Japanese
Shane Thoms's first book with Carpet Bombing Culture takes you on a fascinating journey through the shadowy realms of Japans many abandoned places. From the snowy mountains of Hokkaido down to the southern tropics of Okinawa, these modern ruins reveal an enchanting and secret side of Japan that is seldom experienced by foreigners.
View the hauntingly derelict apartment complexes of Hashima Island. Climb giant vine covered rollercoasters in Japans abandoned amusement parks and wander the empty hallways of schools, mines, houses and hospitals all left to decay in silence as life on the surface continues at full throttle.
These modern ruins provide a visually rich contrast to a country known for the brightness, sound and movement that swells inside its many thriving metropolises.