Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan

Author(s): Shane Thoms

Photography

Stepping away from the lights and into the shadows, one adventurous photographer embarks on an underground voyeuristic journey, documenting a curious collection of images that provide a rare and intimate glimpse into a secret, mysterious and sometimes bizarre world. Miniature jungles sprout and thrive in the rooms of a discarded beachside resort. Filled with curiosities and eccentric furniture, a long forgotten love hotel crumbles away on the outskirts of a small country town. Inside a large snow covered building, a giant taxidermy walrus sits wedged in the corner of a darkened, dust filled room. After years of abandonment, vines and foliage take over from past crowds to engulf roller coasters, carousels and water slides in a swampy amusement park. Rows of stools await more customers as the years pass by in a dilapidated strip club filled with retro treasures. Each with its own unique story to tell, the end result is the presentation of a fascinating realm where one can contemplate Japan s hidden journey from permanence to disposability, composition to decomposition and construction to deconstruction."


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781908211460
  • : Pro-Actif Communications
  • : Carpet Bombing Culture
  • : July 2017
  • : 251mm X 251mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 779.9952
  • : 216
  • : Shane Thoms
  • : Hardback
  • : 1