Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Post-apocalyptic Tokyo

Scenes of Tokyo after all the people have vanished and nature has taken over. Some images of Osaka too.

(Hope you all haven't seen this already.)


odori said...

Though I suppose this entry should be titled "Apocalyptic Tokyo" as it appears no civilization remains. (Except for the lone, gleaming Mercedes in one of the scenes. Weird.)

(I belatedly verified the difference between apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic on Wikipedia.)

Galspanic said...

I am surprised I havent seen these. I feel I am usually the authority on urban apocalyptic images. Thanks for exposing me to new material, Odori!

Mr. Pony said...

The Japanese seem way more into depicting the catastrophic end of civilization (and the subsequent hopeful greening of the ruins) than Americans do. I remember nearly every anime I saw growing up ending with the destruction of Tokyo, or the world, or the universe.

The obvious reason for this is a cultural echo of having atomic bombs dropped on a couple of your cities for real, but I wonder if there isn't something more to it.