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Aomori School

Located in the midsts of a thick green forest sits this tiny school, disused for almost twenty years. With just two classrooms it was used in the second half of the twentieth century to serve the children from the local community, which is made up of a handful of families. As is often the case with abandoned schools from this era in Japan, the number of children in the village started to dwindle as families sought more lucrative work, often in the big cities. Eventually the school was forced to close and it has sat rotting in the forest ever since. Also on the grounds of the school is a small Shinto shrine, complete with a stone “torii” gate.

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