Take A Glimpse Inside This Abandoned Medical Clinic In Japan
May 13th, 2015
Shane Thoms, a photographer based in Tokyo, is known for having taken some of the most breathtaking photography of abandoned places. Recently, he posted a series of photos showing his exploration of an old, abandoned Japanese medical clinic.
According to his estimations, Thoms believes that the clinic may have opened prior to World War 2, or possibly even World War 1, and closed sometime in the ’40s or ’50s. The photos allow us a rare glimpse in to the past and, though quite striking and beautiful, there’s no denying that there’s a cryptic quality to them too.
The abandoned clinic was located far enough from the main road that Thoms was able to simply walk in the front door of the building.
Thoms says that he’s never gotten to do before in his line of work.
The waiting area was littered with lots of old Japanese books and patient cards.
Just off of the waiting room there was an examination room full of old medical treasures from an era long gone.
Some of the bottles on the shelves still had medicine in them.
This drawer contained a few unbroken glass syringes as well as some other utensils.
The operating room was the next room he explore. Notice the small, rusty operating table in the middle of the room.
Thoms says it’s unclear what kind of surgery this clinic specialized in when it was operational. He suspects that doctors may have conducted some sort of biological research here.
Even amidst all of the wreckage, there’s an odd sense of beauty.