Island Hashim (Hashima) - one of the most unique desert islands of Japan.
Island Hashim (Hashima) - one of the most unique desert islands of Japan. Almost the entire area of the island occupies abandoned ghost town Hashim.
Surprisingly, there was not any man-made disasters or epidemics.
Thriving city with an ever-growing houses and buildings are simply left after the reserves of coal mines dried up.
Coal mines, like water for a living organism, nourished life in the city, given income and jobs, but after the development of coal mines in life stopped and began to leave the locals.
In 1974, Hashim turned into a ghost town - it completely left the people, and we have a unique opportunity to see what happens in 35 years after "disappearing" people.
At the moment, visiting the island is prohibited. So the Japanese government tried to protect the island from the "black diggers" - everyday objects from the dead city are hunted wealthy collectors.
Now to get to the city Hashim only by private boat or boat. But it is illegal in Japan! It is made specifically to protect the city from the "barbarians" stealing household items and crumbling buildings ghost town.