Video 14 Sep 1 note

Bits and pieces of the failed amusement park in Yubari.

夕張の失敗しちゃった遊園裏のものだ。

Video 7 Sep 2 notes

Mine ruins in Yubari. The first photo is some sort of entrance into one of the many mines. It’s up on the grounds of the abandoned amusement part. So is the second photo. Not sure exactly what it is, but pretty sure it was part of a mining operation. The final photo is a building that has been repurposed as storage. Cool old building.

また夕張炭鉱の跡だ。最初の一枚は廃墟になった遊園地にある坑口だけどくわしくわからない。二枚目も遊園地内にあるけど、何のやつって分からないけど、きっと炭鉱の関係だと思う。最後の一枚は再利用されてる建物だ。何かいい建物だね。

Video 31 Aug 5 notes

Even the road to Yubari has been abandoned! Well, that’s only kinda true. A newer, straighter road was built as a bypass, with a new tunnel at the top, so the old one was backfilled. The first photo is a billboard on the abandoned road for melon liqueur. The final photo is a roadside fruit stand for selling Yubari melon and the like.

夕張の道も廃墟になっちゃった!まぁ、ちょっと嘘だけど、もっとまっすぐな新し道路できたし、トンネルも新しくなったので前のトンネルは裏込めされた。最初の写真は旧道路沿いのメロン酒の看板だ。最後のは夕張に入ったらすぐにあったメロンの店だった。

Video 25 Aug 1 note

Some sort of concrete production thing, Tsugitate district of Kuriyama.

何かコンクリートの設備だ。栗山町の継立地区

Video 18 Aug 1 note

This is yet another abandoned school (combined elementary and junior high), but it’s in a really strange place, way up the roqd in Tobetsu. There’s NOTHING around it, and there never has been that much. There is a cemetary sorta nearby, so there must have been a little bit more. But not a lot.

また廃墟になった小中学校だけど、場所はちょっと不思議だ。当別町のずーっと奥の方にある。まわりになんにもない、まったく。昔からそうって気がするけど、まぁまぁ近くに墓場があるから住んでた人多分いたと思うけど、あんまり数少なかったかも。

Photo 12 Aug 2 notes This is the tip at the Horonai mine (Tomatsu pit head) in Mikasa. Some machine was left up at the top, but I’m not sure what. I’d love to find a way up there at some point.

三笠の幌内炭鉱(唐松坑口)のズリ山だ。何か機械が上に残されたけど何の機械が分からないよね。いつか登ってみたいね。

This is the tip at the Horonai mine (Tomatsu pit head) in Mikasa. Some machine was left up at the top, but I’m not sure what. I’d love to find a way up there at some point.

三笠の幌内炭鉱(唐松坑口)のズリ山だ。何か機械が上に残されたけど何の機械が分からないよね。いつか登ってみたいね。

Video 5 Aug 4 notes

Tunnels on the Yubari Line. One is still in use, but there is no need for the second one. The number of trains running each day is down to just a handfull every day. There used to be dozens.

夕張線のトンネルだ。一個はまだ使われてるけど走ってるもう一個はもう必要ない。汽車の数がすごく減って一日中の汽車を手で多分数える。昔に一日に何十本あったのに。

Video 29 Jul 2 notes

Here’s proof you don’t have to go out into the dying mining towns to find these places. This is a house in Kita-Hiroshima, a suburb of Sapporo. No idea of the story that goes with it, but it looks like it was a nice place once upon a time.

寂れてる街行かなくてもこういうとこもあるよね。この住宅は札幌のベッドタウンの北広島にある。この家のストーリーが全く分からないけどあるときに立派な家だったみたいよね。

Video 22 Jul 1 note

This is Kuriyama. It’s on the way to Yubari. There was a coal mine here as well, though it’s not as well known, and it was presumably smaller. The first photo is the entry to what was once upon a time Hinode Elementary School. The second is the remains of a house on the way up towards Kuriyama Mine. The last on is the sign, on the main road, pointing to the mine. The actual mine is inaccessible, unless you want to go around some gates onto private land.

栗山だ。夕張行く道の途中にある。ここにも炭鉱あったけど、あんまり有名じゃない。多分あんまり大きくなかったのでね。一枚目の写真は旧日出小学校の門だ。二枚目は炭鉱の道沿いにある自宅の遺跡だ。最後の写真は幹線の道路にある看板だ。炭鉱は立入禁止の私有土地にある。

Video 14 Jul

Some photos from this past April. This is, of course, Yubari. The Tokiwa area, I believe. A few people still live around here, but it’s in sad shape, as is much of the town. Beautiful location, though.

今年の4月の写真だ。やっぱり夕張だ。常葉地区だと思う。まだまだ住んでる人居るけど、夕張の全地区と同じように寂しい状態だよね。景色すごいけどさ。


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