Haunting website opens the doors to forgotten Japan

hashima island website

A forgotten land comes back to life with this beautifully designed website

Once a coal-mining facility and densely populated, with 13,000 people per sq km, Hashima Island now lies deserted and unsafe to visit, earning it the nickname 'Ghost Island'. On June 27 this year, Google released brand new Street View images of the island - and interactive designer Bryan James took this as an excuse to create a beautiful website showcasing the eerie, crumbling remains of this forgotten world.

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