This building is located in Imari harbour in the Saga prefecture, in Japan. It used to be called Kawaminami shipyard, and was originally a glass factory which processes the raw material imported from the Middle East by boat.

Around the time of the Japan/china war, it became the Kawaminami industrial corporation, and started to produce boats, and later ammunition. I don't have much more information. I particularly enjoy the vegetation overtaking the concrete structures.

coordinates : 33°20'02.31"N 129°47'53.24"E
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  1. Edge // Friday, February 27, 2009 10:25:00 AM  

    someone should turn this into a paintball arena or something. pretty cool

  2. Anonymous // Tuesday, March 03, 2009 9:19:00 AM  

    i found my favorite blog.
    thank you so much for your work here.

  3. George P. Burdell // Sunday, March 29, 2009 6:11:00 PM  

    I recognize the Kudzu, we've got plenty of it in Georgia (an import from Japan). It will devour trees, cars, buildings, you name it.

  4. kenta nagayoshi // Tuesday, July 28, 2009 4:42:00 AM  


    I photographed "music video" at this place.