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    Some days ago I had post a photo site about ruined buildings around the world. The Japan version of this specific kind of photography have a name: haikyo. And it´s truly a national sport at this country.









    More about haikyo: an article at Metropolis, a Japanese book, and this site with some beautiful (or disturbing, who knows) photos.
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    More awesome stuff. Thanks man, I'm seriously intending to look into this more while I'm here in Japan.
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008
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    Awesome stuff.
    Just checked and, naturally, there's a flickr tag for these.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
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    ohh, thank you for posting this. I said it before in another thread-- this country is *great* for this kind of shit. a decay-lover's (or Silent Hill gamer's) heaven.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008 edited
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    Edited to get rid of this comment; I can start a new thread for what I suggested...
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
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    I mentioned haikyo to a Japanese friend, and she assumed I was talking about ghost photography-- another popular hobby here. so there may be some crossover with the terminology. will have to look into this and find out what the proper term is for ghost photography, so I can distinguish between them in conversation.
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    @ Rogue:

    This is interesting thing: a strange meaning crossing. Perhaps, this confusion can be tracked at the "ruined" essence of this two forms of photography: ghosts and decaying urban points.