We prepared 50+ haunting pictures showing an abandoned Japanese hospital left in ruins. The eerie snaps of the medical center, run-down buildings were taken by a Russian urban explorer. Abandoned Medical Facilities possess magical and enchanting powers; thus when you walk around, there tend to be many mysterious encounters.
This closed hospital is located in Wakayama Prefecture of Japan and the interior is in very good status as well. Today, the abandoned medical center still stands as a reminder of the operations that once took place there.
History of Wakayama Hospital
In 1987, about 6,000 people in a rural district with a population of about 50,000 decided to contribute 5,000 yen each month for the establishment, construction, and equipment of the hospital. As a result, a large four-story building with every imaginable medical equipment was built in the “clean rice field”.
The first floor is dedicated to heavy equipment. There is everything here – from an ultrasound machine and an X-ray machine, a tomograph and an artificial atmosphere camera.
The hospital had fourteen doctors and many nurses on a permanent basis. At the turn of the century, there were 2 billion yen of medical care annually and everything went smoothly and rosy.
For several more years, one of the doctors with several nurses continued to work in the empty building, but in 2009 he gave up too. Investors accused the former director of negligence, the case went to court, but it ended in nothing.
Meanwhile, the building, devoid of maintenance, began to gradually collapse under the influence of precipitation. It remains in this state to this day – a box with treasures. The box is full of clean and functional equipment, but no one needs it. The equipment was not even sold/transferred to other institutions. But not because they didn’t want to, but because nobody needs it – other hospitals have everything of their own. Apparently, no one guessed it or simply did not want to transfer it to other countries as assistance.
But why hasn’t it been stolen over the years? – you may ask. There are several reasons for this. The first is that the Japanese are law-abiding. The second is that the entire population of the islands believes in ghosts (influenced by Shintoism) and most people avoid abandoned places. In addition, if you take things from an abandoned building, then the atmosphere of decay can spread to the home of the person who took it. In the past, the Japanese even tried not to use second-hand items. And this is good because thanks to this we can observe many abandoned places in their original state.
There are many signs “Dangerous radiation”, and not only on the doors of the X-ray room. Isotopes, radioactive markers, were stored in the safe, which, by introducing them into the blood and using radiation, build images of blood vessels and tissues. And in the box is a phantom – an artificial object for calibrating MRI and CT scanners. In fact, a simulator of a part of the human body with the ability to organize the flow of fluids, etc.