For more than a decade, Hideaki Uchiyama has been capturing the underbelly of Tokyo city on film. His images resembles sets from anime/sci-fi films, showing us some incredible pictures of what lies beneath a truly modern city.
Uchiyama has discovered tunnels to a 6th-century tomb and a Kamakura-period mine. He has photographed WWII-era poison gas storerooms and forgotten gun batteries punched into the earth’s surface. Further down he has seen shield machines-giant mechanical worms-burrowing a new highway, a curved wall of golden globes tuned in to cosmic rays, and an oil reserve buried 550m deep in bedrock.
Underground I, II and III
© Hideaki Uchiyama
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