Child’s Play on Hashima Island

By Michael Gakuran | | Photography | 7 Comments |

As we climbed atop the shattered concrete building a new morn greeted us, its warm beauty in stark contrast to the mournful ruins that lay in slumber. I imagined the children past and vibrant memories they might hold of this rooftop slide. But only the metal bones remain, slowly but surely being eroded by the countless storms that plague Gunkanjima.

The silence wasn’t to hold for long however, as a distant clatter of helicopter blades came from the horizon. Time to get back inside…

Gunkanjima – Ruins of a Forbidden Island

7 comments on “Child’s Play on Hashima Island
  1. This is an incredible picture.

  2. Nathan says:

    I’m flying into Nagasaki to explore gunkajima. Any chance you want to go back in October or could refer me to someone who does?

  3. I wish there where more photos of the island before it was shutdown. Wonderful color and warmth in that morning sky.

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