Far off to the southwest of the Port of Nagasaki, there lies a deserted island, Hashima.
The limited land of this island is covered with concrete residential buildings and revetment walls, giving this island the appearance of a battleship.
As a result the area is commonly referred to as “Battleship Island”. During the golden age of this island, there were over 5,000 residents.The population density was 9 times greater than Tokyo’s at that time.
How was this Battleship Island created and crafted, and how did it fade into a desert island?
We trace back the story of this island through photos captured by Mr. ITO Chiyuki, who was once a resident of "Battleship Island" and with film captured with 4K cameras.
8 stories about the history and the beauty of Hashima will be released soon.
- Photos: ITO Chiyuki, The Nishinippon Shimbun
- Video: NISHINIPPON SHIMBUN MEDIA LAB
- Literature: AKUI Yoshitaka, 軍艦島海上産業都市に住む, Iwanami Shoten, 2004