Life in Japan - Pictures galore !! Arcades, Temples, Rainy days, etc

Discussion in 'Japan Forum: Living there or planning a visit.' started by Yakumo, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Thanks for the links f bohmann. yeah we had a theme park like those pictured in Shimonoseki. I visited there one summer or more likely broke in :p to take loads of pictures with what was then my new digital camera. I had some really great shots but unfortunatly some bastard sent me a virus through the Email which killed EVERY jpeg on my PC :(

    Yakumo

    EDIT - I just noticed thathere'sa video on those links http://home.catv.ne.jp/rr/poston/hpdata/katsu_eed.wmv
     
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  2. The VGM

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    Does that site show just abandoned buildings? What's the point?
     
  3. nocomply

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    I love stuff like this...!

    VERY Silent hill!

    Nothing more unsettleing than a abandoned fairground..!
     
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    @the vgm: the stuff is way creepy, and for some people places like those emit a strange kind of affection or probably a sort of decay romanticism. such places tell stories and keep mysteries about their past.

    you dont have to watch them if you dont like them. :)
     
  6. The VGM

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    I was just wondering what it was all about. I can't read anything on the site.
     
  7. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Inspired by Bohmann's wonderful link, I took a photo of this dump I go past on the way to work sometimes. The thing is that people actually still live here !! YUK !
    [​IMG]

    Yakumo
     
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    karsten Member of The Cult Of Kefka

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    this one really looks like the flat in excel saga :)
     
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    lwizardl Living The Dream

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    Yakumo i love the pictures. but for some reason if i click on them i get a page about signing up for hosting and that my ip has been logged.

    any way to get them emailed (that is if they are bigger than the ones that show up in these posts.

    lwizardl
     
  10. Paulo

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    Yeah its image shack. Its a free hosting site for pics. Dont worry about your ip being logged its just so that if you put some screwed up illegal image they can come and kill you.
     
  11. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    Yeah, like Paulop said, you don't have to worry about the IP Logging. Most sites probably log your IP anyway without telling you. It's just to stop people uploading porn images and so on.

    I could email you the original images if I still had them but I normally delete them straight after uploading them to image shack. The original size of the pictures was 960x1280 or sometimes 1224x1632 depending on if I was using my SD card or not.

    Yakumo
     
  12. Taemos

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    They still make Pepsi Blue? I loved that stuff - no one else over here did, though. :(

    Great "documentary" of sorts, Yakumo. Keep it up :).

    By the way, we have dumps like that over here. Most of them are downtown, but if you drive out into the country there are plenty of run-down shacks that people actually live in.
     
  13. GaijinPunch

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    You know, there was a complete shack in the middle of my neighborhood (which was a pretty nice neighborhood) for years. The people had to freeze their balls off in the winter. It looked like something out of little house on the prairie. The finally tore it down and built a new one.
     
  14. Yakumo

    Yakumo Pillar of the Community *****

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    I can belive that Gaijin Punch. Japan is strange at times. One area I go past called Hiagari or Hiakari (yes, it's one of those places were they can't decide how to pronounce it) has loads of ultra modern buildings then right smack in the middle are a load of really shitty looking shacks with grit for the ground. no tarmac. I'd hate to have to walk there when it's raining. Mud everywhere. Looks like some Brazillian shanty town or something.

    Yakumo
     
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    Ill have you know brasilian shanty towns are getting better!
     
  16. Yakumo

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    I'm not bad mouthing them, just saying that's what it looks like to me. The original ones that is.

    Yakumo
     
  17. Paulo

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    I was just joking lol
     
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    This is some crazy stuff! Interesting, but crazy. What happens to these businesses and stuff? It looks like some of them were just suddenly abandoned - the hotels are still fully furnished and everything, and judging by the decor they've been like this for 20+ years! What's the deal with these places?

    If some place here went out of business, they'd sell whatever they can and sell the place - or more importantly sell the land it's on. When crappy old hotels close down in Limerick, they just knock down the fuckers! Though saying this there was a Carlton cinema left derelict for about 10 years down the shit side of town, but even that's been knocked down now...
     
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    ^ I asked the same questions, but no one replied.
     
  20. Yakumo

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    Japan is very odd. You see it cost money to knock these places down so they just don't bother until someone actually wants to buy the land which probably won't happen because of the area. I've seen a few dumps like those in my 7 years here. The theme park that was left was standing abandoned for 6 years. The only reason it was finally cleared away was because we had a typhoon that flooded the whole area plus made it unsafe. If that typoon had never came it would still be there now. Shame really because it was rather cool. They even had one or two beaten up arcade cabs there. The odd thing was that they were the stand up western style ones.

    Yakumo
     

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