Imari Kawanami Shipyard just before demolition

Imari Kawanami Shipyard is one of Japan’s most famous haikyo, or abandoned structures. It graces the cover of at least one book about haikyo and is known for its rocky outcrops into the bay and its amazing portholes that challenge photographers with their captured sunlight.

In November 2011, the City of Imari will demolish the shipyard.

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Posted: September 23rd, 2011 | Japan