Charlottesville photographer talks about his story of Gunkanjima

This is a first-hand account of an island in Japan called Gunkanjima. In the spring of 2005, I traveled to this island to photograph and explore its history. Gunkanjima was an old coal mining island that holds the highest population density recording in the world. In the 1970’s the island was shut down, leaving behind a ghost town of a once thriving society.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your story about your teaching experience while in Japan and about the Gunkanjima island. You sounded like you are not that happy with your teaching job but your story about the historical island has caught my interest. This is actually the first time I learned about that island and it looks like a good place to visit despite the sad stories it has buried beneath its soil.
    Might do my own research about the place myself. Thanks again! :)

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