Haikyo Roundup Feb 2010
For a while I was doing a weekly roundup of all the haikyo explorations I knew going on around the web. I haven`t done it for about 6 months because it seemed that the fast pace of exploration had died down somewhat and there was little to report on. Now, after that long break, there`s a lot to report on again. Maybe you`ll have seen these on their individual sites already- if not, enjoy.
Dinosaurland and Snake Center– Paul of Misuterareta (Abandoned) and Brian of Gaijin Bash (uh…?) went together to a subterranean dinosaur park/museum thing. Highlights include gooping through the lake of water inside, climbing precarious walls, and jars and jars of dead snakes in the nearby snake center. A great new haikyo that I`ve not seen in any book, perhaps an original find.
Kaiten Base– About a month before I went there, Lee of Tokyo Times headed out with the son of a man who had been scheduled to be a kaiten captain. Lee walked the grounds with this fellow giving him an intimate history of the place. He also tried for Gunkanjima, but the weather was too bad and the single tour ferry wouldn`t stop at the jetty for safety reasons. A real shame.
Abandoned Ski Lodge– Mike of Mike`s Blender went to this place, along with me, Lee, and another Mike. I didn`t take photos inside the lodge, preferring to tramp around with ski poles, but Mike did, and here`s what he found- mostly big empty halls and cafeterias. Good shots of the ski lift too.
Trick Art Museum– Paul of Misuterareta went to this Wonder Museum on the dark side of Fuji, traipsing by bus and a long walk for 5 hours just to get there. Hard work. Great exploration of the inside, though.
Rotting Onsen Hotel- Mike of Gakuranman went to this unnamed location and cruised about, taking long-exposure photos and being creeped out by the decayed atmosphere.
Takifudo Houses– Adrian of Broken Rhythm (on flickr) went to shoot these crumbly old houses somewhere in Chiba, some in HDR, before they were demolished recently.
Doggyland– Florian of abandonedkansai is a somewhat new face on the haikyo scene, but already has stacked up some great explores- unique as far as I know. Doggyland is perhaps the best- a theme park for people who liked dogs. You could rent a dog, buy dog food, take a dog for a walk, watch a movie with your dog, watch dogs racing in the small racetrack and… well, yes, you get the idea. The place is a ruin, after all.
For this update some people went to more than one place, but I leaned towards including just the one of theirs that was exclusive- as in, no one else (I know of) had been there. Did I miss any? Let me know and I`ll add them to the list.
See all my haikyo explorations in the galleries:
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