Jan 19, 2015

So in Japan, there’s an Abandoned American Cowboy Theme Park (16 Pics)

By on Monday, January 19, 2015

Photographer Shane Thoms makes an excellent point when he says that abandoned theme parks are more fun to visit than active theme parks– especially when they’re creepy colonial cowboy-themed ones wasting away outside small remote towns in Japan. Shane Thoms is an Australian photographer who has a passion for decay, abandonment and disrepair, something he seems to be finding in abundance while living over in Japan. His photographs documenting Japan’s abandoned spaces are absolutely surreal, like nothing you’ve seen before and you must spend some time discovering his adventures. To give you a taste of his work, one such adventure he documented is “Western Village”, a derelict and rotting American colonial theme park that closed its doors forever in 2007, after failing to compete with Tokyo Disneyland. Shane takes us around this remote and eerie American ghost town in Japan, which he visited alone …


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