HASHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN   2001    Mid-century Japanese history never spoke much about Gunkanjima Island, an abandoned outpost 15km off the coast of Nagasaki.     Established in 1887 as a treasure for coal mining manufacturing, the 15-acre island's population reached its peak of 5,259 - one of the highest population densities ever recorded.  As petroleum gradually replaced coal in the post-WWII era, Gunkanjima was evacuated in 1974, leaving behind a ghost city untouched and off-limits for 35 years. 

HASHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN
2001

Mid-century Japanese history never spoke much about Gunkanjima Island, an abandoned outpost 15km off the coast of Nagasaki.


Established in 1887 as a treasure for coal mining manufacturing, the 15-acre island's population reached its peak of 5,259 - one of the highest population densities ever recorded.  As petroleum gradually replaced coal in the post-WWII era, Gunkanjima was evacuated in 1974, leaving behind a ghost city untouched and off-limits for 35 years. 

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  HASHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN   2001    Mid-century Japanese history never spoke much about Gunkanjima Island, an abandoned outpost 15km off the coast of Nagasaki.     Established in 1887 as a treasure for coal mining manufacturing, the 15-acre island's population reached its peak of 5,259 - one of the highest population densities ever recorded.  As petroleum gradually replaced coal in the post-WWII era, Gunkanjima was evacuated in 1974, leaving behind a ghost city untouched and off-limits for 35 years. 
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japan-battleship-010.jpg
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japan-battleship-009.jpg
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HASHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN
2001

Mid-century Japanese history never spoke much about Gunkanjima Island, an abandoned outpost 15km off the coast of Nagasaki.


Established in 1887 as a treasure for coal mining manufacturing, the 15-acre island's population reached its peak of 5,259 - one of the highest population densities ever recorded.  As petroleum gradually replaced coal in the post-WWII era, Gunkanjima was evacuated in 1974, leaving behind a ghost city untouched and off-limits for 35 years. 

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