Guy Sneaks Into Fukushima To Document The Ghost Town Untouched Since 2011
It’s been five years since Japan experienced one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, that turned the city of Fukushima into a ghost town. Five years later, not much has changed since that fateful event. How do we know? Because Keow Wee Loong just brought back a bunch of extremely rare shots from his trip to Fukushima’s exclusion zone.
Equipped only with his camera and a gas mask, Loong snuck into the still-closed exclusion zone and captured these eerie images of a town forever trapped in a single moment in time. Shop shelves still filled with goods and cars left parked next to lifeless houses remind us of a once bustling city and give us the answer to a long pondered question: what would happen if one day humans were to just disappear?
Fukushima, unlike Chernobyl, has not been looted yet
Abandoned supermarkets got raided by animals that were left behind
Pornographic magazines, issued March, 2011
The book store
Mouthwash from 2011. Still sealed
Video rental shop has a 2011 movie poster outside, half of the inside is filled with hentai videos
People left so quickly, they forgot their laundry. Yen coins scattered all around
Time stopped in towns Okuma, Namie, Futaba, Tamioka
Another huge supermarket in Namie with many items still in shelves
More magazines from 2011
Unopened video game console in an abandoned home
An abandoned pub in Namie
A lot of limited edition collections can be found in the CD shop
Abandoned train station of Namie
One of the barricades in Okuma town
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