Land in Tokyo may well be at a premium in both value and availability, but it’s always surprising how many abandoned buildings there are throughout the city. For one reason or another, many of them still have mail delivered too, resulting in stuffed post boxes that are suggestive of countless stories. So many possibilities that may, or indeed may not be true, but none of that detracts from the instinctive impulse of speculation.
Here then is a selection of photos from the last year or so. All are in Tokyo, and all were taken without any idea of why things ended up this way.