BEFORE TIME STOOD STILL
- Three months before leaving the island; pictures by Saiga Yuji – “1974 Gunkanjima”.
- The Gunkanjima-cruise website shows several photos of what life looked like on the island.
- The following pictures were offered from the personal archives of people who commented on the Gunkanjima Odyssey website.
“The longer the island sits unprotected by the typhoons and crashing waves, the more the structure crumbles – and with it, the history of this silent island.” – Ross McDermott
SHADOWS OF GHOSTS
Despite being off-limits to travellers, the island has become an irresistible magnet for urban explorers who go to extraordinary lengths to investigate and photograph the island’s abandoned buildings.
- Saiga Yuji’s photo gallery – “Gunkanjima – Views of an Abandoned Island”.
- Jordy Theiller’s photo articles on Gunkanjima, which are even divided in specific areas or buildings of the island.
- Michael Gakuran’s photos of the island, taken during the filming of the Discovery Channel documentary – “Forgotten Planet”.
- Ross McDermott’s photo essay project.
- Check out the photo gallery of this enhanced Gunkanjima website as well. Warning: the flash intro may cause seizures.
- Syouzourasen’s photos.
- Zooming Japan’s photo article is taken from a tourist’s point of view – this is what you see when you take the tourist way.
- Trendy Magazine have published further photos of what a Gunkanjima mini-tour looks like.
TREASURE BATTLESHIP ISLAND