Earth: Abandoned shark museum, Kesennuma, Japan.

shark museum japan

I’ve done a lot of posts on this blog centered around images from Google Earth, but I have to say this is one of the most startling and unusual I’ve ever seen. Yes, that’s a shark in the foreground, or at least a replica of one. This room is at the heart of a shark museum located in the seaside town of Kesennuma, Japan. It has been abandoned for some time, though as you can tell from the visuals it hasn’t fallen into total decrepitude yet, and the colorful placards and exhibits look pretty modern. The museum, which is right on Kesennuma’s waterfront, was abandoned in 2011.

Google Earth Street View usually shows only exterior shots, so this one is clearly an anomaly, although interiors and other special views are cropping up on Street View all the time. If you’d like to explore this museum–you can spin around 360 degrees…

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