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Book - The Modern Ruins of Japan

Christine Cuddihy

Another delivery day for Underboard today, and we’ve received a shipment of some eagerly awaited books. One book returning to the shelves is Haikyo: The Modern Ruins of Japan, by photographer Shane Thoms. Our last order of these sold out nearly instantly - it’s a superb collection of photographs of dilapidated urban buildings and resorts across Japan, including hotels, theme parks and hospitals.

The full-page spreads of atmospheric photographs definitely make you feel like you’re a cool urban-explorer type, without actually having to climb over any fences (unless that’s how you get to Underboard), strategically avoiding security guards, ghosts and/or serial killers, or getting cold.