Friday, November 1, 2013

Pachinko Fuji, Niigata

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Driving along in Niigata we came across this abandoned Pachinko parlour 'Pachinko Fuji'. I've always been interested in Japanese 'haikyo' since hearing about them from my friend Mark. He writes about them over here. Fascinating stuff.

To date, I've only ever looked at haikyo from outside, so for me, it's all about the faded pastel colours and retro designs. The overgrown nature creeping over the building is an added bonus. It was such a cold, gloomy and grey day but I like the way the pastel colours contrast with the almost white sky.

Have you been to any good haikyo in Japan? I'd love to hear about them!

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12 comments:

  1. not to any haikyo, no, visiting japan being a distant dream only at the mo. but you'll find me near any old derelict building if i get the chance over here. that'd be belgium then. ;))) n♥

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    1. Belguim must be amazing too! I'd love to visit.

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  2. oh wow, I have a special place in my heart for abandoned buildings, I'd love to do a trip solely on finding amazing abandoned structures around the World, that would be a dream :)

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    1. Now that would be a fantastic trip wouldn't it! :)

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  3. towards the end of my time in Japan we went to stay at a friends hostel (possibly in Izu?). We spent our days on blustery beaches and sleeping on tatami. One afternoon our host took us to an abandoned service area and the boys skated until the sun set while I wandered around with my camera, peering through windows and creeping myself out. it is one of my most favorite memories, thanks for reminding me x

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    1. Sounds so beautiful! I love sleeping on tatami. That sounds perfect that you were able to take photos while the boys were busy skating. I'm usually rushed to take shots :( My idea of a perfect day is going around looking for shots with someone who loves taking photos as much as me.

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  4. I love faded hand painted billboards and signs. The building you found, was a bit spooky. Just needs a make over...

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    1. Ha ha Cathy, I love this building just the way it is. Are there many abandoned places in France?

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    1. Beci! I know right?! I wish you could have come with us! xoxo

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  6. I look these photographs and I can't help but thinking how great locations for photography sets these could be. Mark's article is very informing , thank you for sharing it! :)

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  7. this is so dreamlike... the pastels, the nostalgia, like lonely poetry... just so beautiful. it would be a great setting for a short film i think!

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