Pachinko Fuji, Niigata

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Driving along in Niigata we came across this abandoned Pachinko parlour 'Pachinko Fuji'. I've always been interested in Japanese 'haikyo' since hearing about them from my friend Mark. He writes about them over here. Fascinating stuff.

To date, I've only ever looked at haikyo from outside, so for me, it's all about the faded pastel colours and retro designs. The overgrown nature creeping over the building is an added bonus. It was such a cold, gloomy and grey day but I like the way the pastel colours contrast with the almost white sky.

Have you been to any good haikyo in Japan? I'd love to hear about them!

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