An island with war ruin and rabbits, うさぎ島 (大久野島), Hiroshima, Japan, 2015.11.22-23

Ookuno Island aka  Rabbit Island has wartime ruins (poison gas factory, fort, power plant and so on) and lots of wild rabbits.
It had been forgotten for a long time, but since it was featured in a television program, now it is packed with lots of tourist.
It was first developed in1890s for the Russo-Japanese war and used as chemical factory for the Sino-Japanese war, the Pacific War.
As they have a dark history like hundreds of workers died of an aftereffect of poison gas manufacturing, I heard it was once deleted from a national map.

大久野島 (別名うさぎ島)には、毒ガス工場・発電所・砲台跡等の戦時中廃墟とたくさんのうさぎが住んでいます

My main purpose was to have a fun with rabbits and my family.
But there were so many beautiful ruins made me excited!


Poison gas storage / 毒ガス貯蔵庫

 Gun Battery 1 / 砲台跡 1

A view from the top of the hill / 丘の上からの景色

 Gun Battery 2 (on the top of the hill) / 砲台跡 2

Unknown abandoned office (?) / 不明の廃事務所?

This is located near an only inn in the island and it seemed abandoned.
I have no idea what it was used for.


Power Plant / 発電所跡

Gunpowder storage / 火薬貯蔵庫

Gun Battery 3 / 砲台跡 3

An abandoned restaurant / 食事処跡

Rabbits fun! / うさぎ達

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