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Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Nov 22, 2011

33 Haunting Black And White Photos Of Japan's Ghost Island

Urban decay has never looked so beautifully eerie. Hashima Island, or Gunkanshima (meaning "Battleship Island," so nicknamed for it's nautical shape), was a former coal mining community established in 1887. The mine was shut down in 1974 and the city abandoned. Now it has a new nickname: Ghost Island.

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