We love to look for unique locations to film or train at and every now and then we stumble upon something amazing that’s really worth sharing.
The Island was once the most densely populated place on earth. It’s only 400 by 140 meters big and had 5,259 people living there at the same time. This means all the areas are packed with buildings and the gaps between the roofs are tiny (if you know what I mean).
But why did so many people live on such a tight place?
Mitsubishi bought the island in 1890 and used it to mine coal until petroleum became more popular and the island was of no use anymore.
So in 1974 Mitsubishi announced the closing of the mine and 5000 people left their home’s, which are still in the same place and untouched today. The whole place looks like an amazing location to film a video, no wonder the sequel to the japans cult-movie “Battle Royale” was shot on the island. The whole place looks like it’s packed with Freerunning spots. But at the same time the place is falling apart, so every jump is fucking dangerous.
Stairs and balcony’s like this have to be around everywhere. Of course we jizzed in our pants, when we first saw this pictures and 20 seconds afterwards I was trying to understand japanese websites, because I wanted to find out how to get there.
Apparently there is a guided boat tour to the island twice a day. But they only show you around a few buildings and you would never be allowed to go and jump around.
Hope dies last, maybe one day somebody will find a way. Until then, check out this small documentary: