Warship Island is an outer island of Nagasaki, named for its appearance as a warship sailing on the sea. Warship Island is an abandoned city ruins. It was originally a prosperous city. Later, due to over-exploitation, resources were exhausted, and people were separated into abandoned cities. Now it's a memorial hall. It's still a sigh to see.
This time I went to Nagasaki only to land on the warship island for 150 minutes, including the time of landing on the island, and the boat also circled the island for passengers to have a comprehensive view. Although not very interested in history and culture, I saw many islands all the way by boat.
Warship Island. Also known as "End Island". Because the shape of the island is very similar to that of the "Tuzo" warship, and it looks very similar from the side. It used to be a mining pit in Mitsubishi Mining. Coal mines were discovered in the 19th century, so an uninhabited island began to be expanded continuously. It was full of houses and schools. It was hard to imagine that there were more than 5,200 people living on such an island at its peak. The mine here extends 1,100 meters below sea level. In the 1970s, Duandao was completely discontinued. Now, more than 40 years later, Duandao once again presents itself as a world cultural heritage. Kitano's "Big Escape" and "Striking Giant" film versions have been filmed here, and it is said that another Korean film called "Warship Island" will be released soon.
Warship Island, also known as Duanshima, is a subsidiary island off Nagasaki. Many high-rise apartment buildings on the island, once the most densely populated place in the world in the 20th century, are now the ruins of decades of abandonment, and many more ruins related movies are filmed here. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
Nagasaki's famous scenic spot, which can cross the Goddess Bridge by boat on the island, is one of the scenery spots of the 007 film. The ruins of the island have a sense of escape, giving a sense of depression. It's better to leave the buildings too close because they are dangerous.
During World War II, more than 40,000 Chinese were abducted by the Japanese army to work in Japan, of which 3,765 were assigned to Mitsubishi Company. They were escorted to the warship island. In the eyes of Japanese managers, these labourers do not deserve to have names at all. They are numbered when they go to the island. The labourers are subjected to inhuman treatment here. They live in places full of lice and mosquitoes. More than ten people share a bed. The food they eat every day is a little residue of soybean oil, which is disgusting. Every day they have diarrhea and weak body, and they have to finish it. All-dark seabed coal mines endure 45 degrees of high temperature, digging coal day and night. Sun Zhongwu, a survivor of the warship island, recalled that when I was forced to the island, I was 14 years old. I was extremely hungry at that time, but I had to finish the work that adults could do. If I did not complete the daily target, I would be beaten. If I did not have time to rest, I would be treated like a slave. By the end of World War II, 722 Chinese laborers (Mitsubishi Corporation) and 1,442 Korean laborers (official South Korean name) had been tortured and killed on the warship island.