Hashima Island – Another seawalled place

Hashima, 1930

Hashima, 1930

Mitsubishi took control of the Hashima Island in 1890 after its first inhabitation 3 years earlier, and began its relentless coal mining operation which lasted well beyond two world wars, and almost a century of memories before suddenly fading into history in 1974. Coal mining was slowing down rapidly in the 1960s due to the surge of popular petroleum and thus the island’s destiny was decided in ‘74 when Mitsubishi announced the closure of operation

Hashima Island is the second most visited site in Nagasaki after the Atomic museum.  Google sent its street view team to document the place.  http://www.hashima-island.co.uk

Hashima Island

Hashima Island

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Hashima Island

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Hashima Island

 

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