The place is the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo, and the year is 2012. In the middle of the ever-new city, the ruins of the Seika dormitory stand as a testimony of a major fire that tore down the building in 2007. Formerly housing Chinese and Taiwanese students, the still-life ruins were left vastly untouched and unvisited except for the occasional Haikyo photographer on the hunt for an urban exploration.
Tokyo’s infamous bulldozers cleared away the charred walls, torn down furniture and molten keyboards in 2013, leaving us with only a few accounts of the site. Fortunately, a few spectacular glimpses were captured by two photographers and a videomaker: Belgium-based Suspiciousminds, Japan’s TomBoy and France’s Kitsuney.