After a detour through Nitchitsu mining town’s doctor’s office, and then a peek at how the long gone residents once played, the last thing to do is look at their lodgings. A path that, starting off at the top of the town, began with some surprisingly well preserved apartments, indicating that they were vacated later than many of the other places, or alternatively were briefly returned to at a later date.
Yet that said, the last time they were used was still well before Japan had mastered the art of miniaturising music players,
and way before CDs were even considered, let alone called for.
Still, just like today, televisions were an integral part of the home, although perhaps not in this rather immoderate, almost Elvis-esque manner.
But, with no satellite or cable, the meagre amount of channels obviously had to be supplemented somewhat; however, some of the choices were more than a bit suspect to say the least. And, should you want to, you can see a picture of someone’s personal collection here, but it should be stressed that it is decidedly disgusting and definitely not safe for work — or indeed what could be deemed as ideal before dinner. Plus, erm, animal lovers may want to look away. Or not as the case may be.
Anyway, moving further down the mountain and far away from such material, the ageing process begins to become more prominent, yet there is still a strange sense that many people left only yesterday. At the last minute.
And in more than a bit of a rush.
Meaning they had to leave lots of belongings behind.
However, dolls or no dolls, domiciles still begin to deteriorate,
and when nature starts to take over,
nothing it seems,
can stop the wearing effects of weeds and the weather,
not even wardrobes.
And as such, these apartments and some other parts of the town may unfortunately not last much longer.
Which would be sad to say the least.