Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's Wrong with this Building?

A Haikyo or abandoned building from somewhere in Hokkaido, Japan

Hmm, what is this building? Is it a school or a recreation center? Let's see.




It looks like it is not being used. It's abandoned. I wonder why?



This room looks to be in really good condition. Clean, organized, tables set-up for events or meetings. But why does this building appear to be unused? Wait, what's that through the window in the other room?



What's going on in there? It looks like I can see the sky through the roof.


Uh oh. What happened here? I think I know why this building is not being used.



Look, there is a giant hole in the roof.



How did that happen? An earthquake? Too much snow? A structural deficiency?



That's one big sky light. Probably the building should be torn down. It doesn't look safe. Who is responsible for this?

These very interesting photos are from this excellent Haikyo website. Apparantly this building is from somewhere in Hokkaido.

16 comments:

  1. Japan baby7:59 PM

    This facility is a pool that open only a month of entire year.
    And this place locate in Hokkaido where snows a lot.

    OK, here is what happened. It snowed a lot and snow gets so havy which made roof look like that.
    Maybe it is hard to believe for people in California, but this is a true story :)

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  2. Thank you for letting me know that.

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  3. I believe it, but the fact they weren't prepared for it is pretty unbelievable.

    Glad to hear the quake didn't do anything to you.

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  4. thanks Thomas. Yes, especially for Hokkaido.

    The queake was a good jolt, the biggest in a while. But in hind sight, it was still only a moderate temblor and fairly normal for california (and Japan).

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  5. Wow, yeh, you'd think that being in Hokkaido, they would have been prepared for the snow. Suspect construction if you ask me.

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  6. Thannks Melanie. I would think insurance would cover it and the building would have been repaired or replaced.

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  7. Ack! I clicked on the link and it went to a few pages with the same photos, but I didn't see it link to anything else. Did you mention that there's an entire website devoted to these kinds of buildings? I'd love to see it! ^^

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  8. O&B11:36 PM

    hey tornados28

    I think it's not that they were not prepared for the snow. No one was taking care of this facility after the snow and as you know it snows pretty hard in Hokkaido, so this is what happened. After snow people go up on the roof and they drop it to the ground to prevent HUGE hole on the roof :)

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  9. Dateline, here is the home page. There is a tab for Ruins.

    http://nibansenji.nomaki.jp/

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  10. Thank you for the comment. Yes, it snows a lot in Hokkaido. Too bad whoever was responsible for the building did not make sure there was not too much snow on the roof.

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  11. Oh thanks! I did finally figure it out, and since then, my husband and I have been on a mad hunt to find sites related to one of my own favorite topics of gawkery - Abandoned Theme Parks! ^_^ Thanks again for the post!!

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  12. Your welcome. I have found several more really cool and crazy haikyo websites. I will put them in a link list on my blog.

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  13. it looks like the surrounding forest will soon take that building out of it's misery

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  14. Jamaipanese, yes, the way a lot of other Haikyo or abandoned places look in Japan, that is probably going to happen. Sometimes these places are torn down and sometimes they are just left there for years and years.

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  15. If I ever end up homeless here in Japan, I know where I can crash during the summer.

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  16. There are a lot of places like this all over Japan where you can crash for a night or two or three or 100.

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