Travel Finds! Japan

May 5th, 2009

Our friend Dan sent us a reason to explore abandoned buildings when traveling (be safe, of course!).

“So I thought I would contribute something that we found on our recent trip to Japan. As you know we Love to find abandoned places on our travels. Well this is a find from one of those adventures.


We were driving in the southern Kyushu region in the Saga prefecture of Japan and we passed an abandoned Pachinko gambling house. I immediately pulled the car over so we could further explore!! Upon exploring the outside I was trying to film through a window and was surprised to see Valeria on my lcd screen inside!! I followed her directions and quickly found the entrance. There was so much to photograph and film. It’s a bit frustrating to have so little time in such a photogenic place but I was happy to have just spent 20 minutes in it. There was a lot of old forgotten things laying about in a closet and Valeria helped herself to 6 lovely porcelain chopstick holders that were buried in a thick layer of dust amongst miso soup bowls, cups, drinking glasses and other dishes.



Other things inside included a nice old wall clock that I regret not rescuing from decay. There were also some nice light fixtures hanging from the ceilings and so much more! I wonder what will happen to all that stuff.


Stay tuned for some Iceland finds!”

Love it, Dan & Val! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what you dug up in Iceland! Thanks for sharing!

Photos by Daniel Garbutt

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