Once a major health crisis, tuberculosis is all but vanished from the developed world these days. This mysterious facility for children sick with TB was closed down in 1992 for lack of patients in modern-day Japan. But looking at the images of this abandoned facility shot by Ikumi, also known as Tomboy, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's the patients that vanished, not the illness.
Ikumi's tour of the crumbling modernist hospital turned up some incredible shots of a building being swallowed by the surrounding greenery, its walls and ceilings slowly beginning to crumble. He also discovered rooms full of laboratory beakers, centrifuges, medical devices, x-rays, photographs, and staff records. It's almost as if this place was in The Walking Dead. We're left to wonder what happened here and how people could leave so much behind. Written in a mix of japanese and english, Tomboy's site contains less background than many other urban exploration resources, but the range and quality of the images is reason enough to do a bit of, erm, exploration.
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