"The white dragon which is hurt had rested the body on the grass."
April 30, 2005 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Tsuga Recreational Area: abandoned Japanese amusement park photos (translation here).
posted by moonbird (30 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
thanks for that. those were fantastic.
posted by gunthersghost at 10:23 AM on April 30, 2005


thank you!
posted by dydecker at 10:25 AM on April 30, 2005


Great find - nice haunting images. Thanks.
posted by Staggering Jack at 10:26 AM on April 30, 2005


It looks like a new age in the game of Myst. Very cool.
posted by ChrisTN at 10:30 AM on April 30, 2005


The other series of urban decay on this site are also amazing.
posted by Staggering Jack at 10:36 AM on April 30, 2005


I was expecting something along the lines of Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Very cool though.
posted by lazymonster at 10:36 AM on April 30, 2005


One of his galleries shows the mysterious Hashima/Gunkanjima/Battleship Island or whatever you want to call it. I think it's been mentioned here before.
posted by tss at 10:58 AM on April 30, 2005


dead little screams
posted by peacay at 11:02 AM on April 30, 2005


I'd swear that this island had been discussed in mefi before but I can't find the FPP.

Also from this mefi thread, a link here (e.g.).
posted by fleacircus at 11:03 AM on April 30, 2005


beautiful! thank you!
posted by jann at 11:48 AM on April 30, 2005


Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 11:54 AM on April 30, 2005


so lovely!
posted by digaman at 12:18 PM on April 30, 2005


Fleacircus, that island looks very familiar to me, though I know I haven't seen it here - was it possibly the location in Battle Royale II?

There's something beautiful but faintly creepy about abandoned amusement parks and fairs.
posted by kumonoi at 12:20 PM on April 30, 2005


Wow, great find. The only thing cooler to look at than urban ruins are amusement park ruins. More amusement park ruins here.
posted by SisterHavana at 12:21 PM on April 30, 2005


Very Spirited Away. Can't believe no one else has said anything about it.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:35 PM on April 30, 2005


Great find, moonbird - thanks.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:36 PM on April 30, 2005


Fantastic photos, the google translation was cryptic.

The white dragon which is hurt had rested the body on the grass.

[this is good]
posted by schyler523 at 12:36 PM on April 30, 2005


BlackLeotardFront : " Very Spirited Away. Can't believe no one else has said anything about it."

lazymonster : " I was expecting something along the lines of Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Very cool though."

And, changing gears:

schyler523 : "Fantastic photos, the google translation was cryptic. "

If anyone wants anything translated, let me know.
posted by Bugbread at 12:41 PM on April 30, 2005


I'm confused by this picture, part of the island series. Is the island location a prison? School? Resort? I really can't figure it out.... and the entire thing is raised on pillars? Also, disturbingly ironic.
posted by odinsdream at 1:05 PM on April 30, 2005


Forgot to add... fantastic post!
posted by odinsdream at 1:05 PM on April 30, 2005


What kind of film is this? The aspect ratio is uncommon to me.
posted by odinsdream at 1:07 PM on April 30, 2005


odinsdream : "Is the island location a prison? School?"

That picture is of the gym of the elementary/middle school.
posted by Bugbread at 1:30 PM on April 30, 2005


The island does rather look like the setting of Battle Royale -- but then any ruined, built-up area in Japan probably would.
posted by clevershark at 1:44 PM on April 30, 2005


Also, that's some great photography. The photog really has an eye for composition, and he picked an excellent day to shoot the ruined park.
posted by clevershark at 1:45 PM on April 30, 2005


Here's the original FPP about Gunkanjima, and here's an explanation.
posted by borkingchikapa at 3:42 PM on April 30, 2005


Oh, I should have mentioned, if you're at all interested in this make sure you check out the photos of Gunkanjima when it was still thriving.
posted by borkingchikapa at 3:46 PM on April 30, 2005


Great stuff.

Surely it's just a matter of time before someone films a zombie/slasher movie here.
posted by MarkC at 4:04 PM on April 30, 2005


cool
posted by fungible at 7:47 PM on April 30, 2005


Beautiful photos - thanks!
posted by ryanshepard at 9:58 PM on April 30, 2005


Good find. Reminds me of Silent Hill.
posted by boo_radley at 9:39 AM on May 1, 2005


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