Journey to the Japanese deserted island "cruiser"

• Journey to the Japanese deserted island "cruiser"

Hasim - one 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, located 15 km from the Nagasaki. The official name of this tiny pieces of land - as small as 12 football fields - Hasim, but few people call him that.

In English, the most commonly used name "Cruiser" and, when viewed from a certain angle, it really looks like a silhouette of a ship silhouette. The island was inhabited from 1887 to 1974, coal was mined here. The most notable features of the island are abandoned and unbroken concrete houses and the sea surrounding it. The island became part of the city of Nagasaki after the merger with Nagasaki city Takashima in 2005.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The island is known for its coal mines and their operation during the industrialization of Japan. In 1890, Mitsubishi bought the island and began a project whose goal is the extraction of coal from undersea mines. In 1916 the company built the first large concrete building in Japan (9 floors) for the settlement of the workers, whose number is increasing constantly. During the construction of special concrete was used to protect the back from the destruction of typhoons. In 1959, the number of the population size of the island at 6, 3 hectares at its peak, and reached 5259 people. The population density was 83,500 people / km2 for the whole island, or 139100 people. / km2 for his residential area. When in Japan in the 1960s, oil has replaced coal, coal mines began to close across the country, and mine Hasim Island is no exception. Officially, Mitsubishi closed the mine in 1974, and today the island is empty and bare, which is why it is called the Ghost Island. 35 years after the closure of the island was reopened for travel April 22, 2009.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The Island "Cruiser".

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

Staircase, the ravages of time.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The corridors are filled with water half.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

Old TV.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The ruins of a haunted: Some abandoned homes special features are visible.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

destroys the ladder.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The sea of ​​ruins.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The devastation in buildings.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The slow destruction.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

Bed and bottles.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

Looking back through time.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

rusted sewing machine.

Journey to the Japanese deserted island

The old refrigerator.

Slowly collapsing building.