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Ruins of the Rising Sun - Adventures in Abandoned Japan

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Abandoned Disney-clone theme parks. Deserted mountain ghost towns. Forgotten ruins of World War II. Derelict hulks of once-grand industry.

In Japan these are 'haikyo', a Japanese word that means 'modern ruins', and for 5 years writer and photographer Michael John Grist explored and documented over 100 of the most beautiful and haunting of them, earning millions of hits on h
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Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published December 25th 2013
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Richard Farmer
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An interesting examination of industrial heritage and ruins in Japan

As an eager enthusiast of industrial heritage and ruins, it's always interesting to discover a new addition to the few books available on the topic, in particular a book focusing on Japanese industrial and commercial heritage ruins. I visited several of the sites illustrated in Michael John Grist's new book, more than a decade ago, when they were still active commercial businesses. It is fascinating to see how the sites have evo
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Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[Into the Ruins: Adventures in Abandoned Japan] by [Michael John Grist] give new insight as to why his fiction novels are so creative and dark. I love looking at pictures and knowing the stories of abandoned places and [Grist] in this book takes you with him on his adventures with some pretty amazing photography to go along with the narrative. I highly recommend this book as well as his website.
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Michael John Grist is a British/American author and ruins photographer who lives in London, UK. He writes dark and weird science fiction and fantasy books, such as the fantasy novel Ignifer’s Rise and the SF series The Ruins Sonata.

For 11 years he lived in Tokyo exploring Japan’s modern ruins, such as abandoned theme parks, military bases, and ghost towns, gaining millions of hits on this website
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