21 Pictures of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster taken Five Years Later

A nuclear disaster brings indescribable misery in its wake with many dead and survivors’ health permanently affected by nuclear radiation. It is such a scary sight to see such devastation around whichever way we turn and to think it was all because of causes beyond our control only makes things worse. The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster was an accident at the nuclear energy plant induced by the Tsunami triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011 in Japan. A Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to Fukushima and took these haunting photographs.

Here we share 21 photos taken in Fukushima five years hence and which remains as a stark reminder of the extent of devastation and suffering experienced by the Japanese at that time.

21. A deserted road making Fukushima look like an abandoned Ghost town

deserted road
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

20. Racing cars lying sadly idle

racing cars
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

19. Wild shrubbery surrounding this Japanese car shows how time flies

Wild shrubbery surrounding this Japanese car
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

18. A Grand piano lies unused in some school’s musical room

Grand piano
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

17. Equipment in this beauty clinic lies haphazardly with papers strewn about.

beauty clinic
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

16. Gaming consoles stand silently in mourning due to lack of users

Gaming consoles
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski

15. This gymnasium’s floor is clearly destroyed

gymnasium
Image credit: Arkadiusz Podniesinski
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