By Riding Japan
Urban exploration in Japan is called Haikyo which is also the word "ruin" as far as i know.
I ve made a few videos and i d like to share them here.
please have a look and tell me what u think.
PS: why is there no flag tag thingy for japan xD
The old primary school has apparently been abandoned for quite some time. Crumbling plaster is leading the way. Decay as far as the eye can see. Now and then friendly yet strong reminders written somewhere: "Instortingsgevaar" (danger of collapse). Certain areas of the school building are definitely in a pretty bad condition which is obvious even without knowledge in statics. Remnants of the former school life are scattered throughout the whole building. Toys, photos of former students as well as old books. All these things just intensify the frozen in time atmosphere. A beautiful little place left to rot right in the middle of active school grounds.
That´s the reason we chose the summer holidays for our visit. Despite of that the grounds were really busy that day. Apparently, preparations for the upcoming school year took place. Sneaking into the building was quite easy, whereas sneaking outside unseen became an almost undoable task. While taking photos inside the grounds had become more and more busy. The only chance was trying to head towards the exit as fast as possible. And so the inevitable happened. Only few steps after leaving our building we heard a loud "Hey" behind us. Two workers appeared but couldn´t hide their smiles. Still feeling relief a woman, probably the headmaster, came out of the active school building opposite of ours and shouted angrily at us threatening us to call the police. Disappearing as fast as possible was the only option now. Barbed wire or not. After a detour to our car and an adrenaline level slowly going back to normal we finally escaped safely. A brief look back to our arrival: while searching for a parking space we were watched by an elderly man standing behind his window with his curtains in his hand. He observed us so obviously so that we decided to look for another place to park our car. Yet not before waving at the conspiciously behaving man who responded by waving back at us right away. So better never tend to underestimate the local "security".
As i promise i came back on the other day to this wonderfull house, this time someone was there and some of the windows where open. A take some photos with this incredible light. And finally explored the rest of the house, it has some really big rooms, each one more beautiful than the other. I also got a lot of new information on the property.
You can read about the first visit here:
Now let's go see the house.
This is the dinning room, In here the family would dine with a wonderfull view of the river and the city on the other side, with their carved fireplace giving them warm.
This room is really big, around 3 to 3 and a half meter tall.
This is the most beautifull in my opinion. It would be the living room and also a place to entretain guests. It as a incredible fireplace with carved wood and as views to the front of the house and river, unfortunately the floor is full of pieces of chandelier.
This derelict chapel once hosted private prayers, the priest would come from the church every sunday to give it to the count's family.
This is the guest room, also very damaged.
This is the entrance hall, it has a wonderfull dome covering it, through this doors already passed princes, dukes, counts, Presidents and industry tycoons.
This stairs lead to the main bedroom, the iron work in beautifull.
Over the stair a rotten skylight let light shine on the old stairs.
This is the main bedroom, it as a balcony but is too exposed to the street, in here the last true count died 40 years after the monarchy was abolished.
This is the extension that where added to the house in the 30's
It's really a wonderfull house, a remainder of a far by gone era.
Hope you enjoyed.
This mansion was the home of a local noble family that built it in the end of the XVIII Century, the house was renovated around the time of the First World War and is now abandoned for around 20 years. There where some homeless people living in a section of the house some time ago but their gone now.
I could not find more information on the property but i plan to come back for a more complete exploration and to take more Photos.
This is the Front Facade, there is coat of Arms but i could'nt reach closer to this Facade.
There was a beautiful chapell inside the House but both the cealing and the floor are collapsing.
Some of the furniture is still on the house along with multiple photos and documents.
In the back we can see the real size of the house.
It as a wonderfull view of the city and it's river.
It as wonderfull rooms with carved fireplaces but i didnt had the time to explore the entire house.
Some photos and paintings and books in the Main Bedroom.
I will come back to take better photos and will publish them in a new topic.