After a look in Part 1 at the amazingly melancholy main halls with their collapsed cakes and faded furnishings, the Heiankaku wedding complex may well have been forgiven for not offering up any further finds, but, perhaps in keeping with its previous purpose, it very generously goes on giving.
So thankfully there are still plenty of other reminders of its past to peruse.
And probably nowhere is this more apparent than in a room round the back, where blushing brides were busily made to blush that little bit more.
But now, the almost magical properties of a blow dry and a bit of Epsom Brill are merely memories.
Although a bow, possibly left by the building’s last bride, is a little more real, if rather ragged.
Plus down corridors where proud parents and well-wishers once wandered, there is now no more vitality, merely vandalism.
Meaning that with the phones and everything else finally silent,
Mother Nature can slowly but surely begin to claim back the complex — gradually furnishing everything with flora,
and a furry, conspicuously fetid, covering.
Until eventually, perhaps, those that forged a bond here will be forever forgotten.
Long time lurker and massive urbex fan.
Great work as ever. Keep it up!
Fantastic! I fear if i was the interloper taking photos, i’d be scared of some apparition of weddings past coming to get me whilst photo-ing. thanks for being brave for our enjoyment.
where abouts is this wedding hall?
This place is in Ibaraki Adam. Took about 2 1/2 by car from where I am in west Tokyo, but it was well worth the trip. To be honest though, of all the haikyo I’ve done, it was one of the least intimidating. One or two have had a strange feeling about them, but this one, possibly due to what it was once used for, didn’t have any bad vibes at all.
Plus it was in the middle of nowhere surrounded by rice fields and the odd house, so there never seemed to be any danger of bumping into other people or coming across a homeless person living there.
This looks amazing, and I’d like to check it out. I live in Ibaraki, but I was wondering, in which city is the Heiand Wedding Hall? Would you mind giving me some landmarks?