Japanese beach sunburn

As a pasty Englishman capable of going red at the merest hint of some sun, it’s oddly reassuring to know that ridiculous seaside tans are a global, rather than a local, summer spectacle.

Japanese beach tan

Abandoned Japanese buses

When visiting Japan’s scenic island of Hokkaido recently, my aim definitely wasn’t to document the region’s less attractive sights — or at least not exclusively. However, after posting a series of photos from the slowly dying town of Muroran, it’s now the turn of some long-abandoned buses. But buses, it could be argued, that do posses a certain beauty of sorts.

Abandoned Japanese buses

Although what is for certain is that there won’t be any furthur trips.

Abandoned Japanese buses