THE GREENLESS ISLAND FILM

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Looking forward to seeing you again. While Japanese youth fought and died onto the battlefields, Hashima started in fact exploiting large numbers of Korean and Chinese prisoners , as many other Japanese factories and mines did. Since it was abandoned, the island is strictly forbidden. We will see about that! Think this is my fave: Hashima, after all, was nothing more than a rim of coal slag packed around the circumference of a bare rock.

But it was not easy to move around. It comes from the way the island looks. Off topic I saw some interesting Rajneeshpuram pics at this photographers site. For those who are asking, geocaching is an activity consisting in seeking or hiding caches containing a little register of the visits. The Block 65 on the right is actually very close to the high school just a bit behind on the left. A paradise for peeping-toms, a nightmare for the others!

Hashima Island – A History Rich Coal Mining Facility In Japan

The mining operations on the island produced a huge amount of coal in the periodbut often at the expense of human suffering — especially during World War II, when Korean and Chinese slave labor was employed. A paradise for peeping-toms, a nightmare for the others! The land of the island is completely urbanized. Even Warabi, a Tokyo bedtown and the most densely populated city in modern Japan, notches up only people per hectare….

Hashima has also captured thd attention of Googlethat made possible to visit the Battleship Island through Google Street View. A ghostly Totoro who nourishes the most troubling myths of Japan in the 21st Century lives here. The whole thing is plunged in a maze of stairs and corridors ggreenless dense that they even block the sunlight. A living hell it seemed. It is said that it was so steep that it seemed… hellish!

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Gunkanjima, Hashima Island

The idea is to go around the island first, and that should be easy. At people per hectare for the whole island, or an incredible 1, per hectare for the residential district, it is said to be the highest population density ever recorded breenless the world.

The boat bumps quietly against the wall, and without any hesitation, we jump aboard. It was probably completely demolished by Mitsubishi when the island was abandoned.

Hashima Island – A History Rich Coal Mining Facility In Japan –

That only gives me 2 or 3 more minutes…. Why are there two names? This island is now rotten, And never will it came back to life. We passed quickly though the lsland buildings area to the mine side. Having been raised on the huge but bloodless battles of GI Joeseeing characters actually die was arresting, to say the least. For those who are asking, geocaching is an activity consisting in seeking or hiding caches containing a little register of the visits.

A lot of them actually died of malnutrition, karoshi death from overwork and other sicknesses or accidents in the islanv and some of them even choose to thrown themselves out of the windows to end this miserous life.

Hashima Island (abandoned) in Hashima, Japan – Virtual Globetrotting

In the past, this place must have been so noisy, so full of life. Mitsubishi built on Hashima Island undersea mines and vertical shafts deep up to meters, industrial facilitiesdormitories, and a huge concrete wall around the island. It also inspired the lair of the villain of the James Bond movie Skyfall — even if filming did not take place on the island itself. Mine-owner Mitsubishi eventually made a calculated business decision to abandon Hashima, thereby creating one of the eeriest ghost towns this side of Kadykchan.

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The architecture of Gunkanjima is really interesting.

Will anybody else sign it one day? A movie shot there by Shochiku Co.

He gives us a sign to hide ourselves lower to the wet smelly floor of the boat, a bit scary that was. From the hospital, we have a direct view on the playground of the school.

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Excellent related piece at the unique Spike Japan blog: Many buildings are collapsed, and the floor is covered with wood pieces, scrap iron and random objects with no shape to them anymore. And we can recognize Gunkanjima even in the total darkness.

We will see about that! Oil comes to completely replace the coal, and the mine has to be closed down.

Genteel Decline Microkhan by Brendan I. The company installs the necessary infrastructure and ask workers to come and live on this island, along with their greenkess.