Check these photos out – from an island off Japan that was evacuated in 1974. Reminds me a lot of the photo story that I blogged a while ago about the ghost towns in the Chernobyl exclusion zone…
Check out these photos : http://www.ne.jp/asahi/saiga/yuji/gallary/gunsu/gunsu-html/01.html
A colour set by someone else here : http://flickr.com/photos/origamikid/sets/72057594136609735/
the prologue story can be read here : http://www.ne.jp/asahi/saiga/yuji/prolog/e.html
Thanks to jimytofu for the heads up on this story.