‘Paradise of Rabbit’ — Okunoshima Japan

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What are all these rabbits doing front an empty Japanese hotel?

Would you believe the bunnies are escaping an abandoned chemical warfare plant?

The photo was taken in what is now an island park called Okunoshima Okunoshima-Hiroshima-Prefecture  大久野島 located in the Inland Sea of Japan in Hiroshima Prefecture (see map below).
However, from 1925 to 1945 the island was a top secret chemical weapon facility (R) that produced over six kilotons of mustard gas and tear gas. Now Okunoshima is an island with a hotel, a six-hole golf course and a camp ground. When the island was developed as a park after World War II, these rabbits were intentionally set loose. Many rabbits were used in the chemical munitions plant to test the effectiveness of the chemical weapons during World War II (Wiki).


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• Details at uta-jima.com (goofy Goggle Translate)
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9 thoughts on “‘Paradise of Rabbit’ — Okunoshima Japan”

  1. Bunnies Frolic on Japan’s Old Chem Weapons Site
    http://www.wired.com 2010/12
    …Approximately 300 rabbits are the main inhabitants of the four-kilometer Okunoshima Island, where abandoned factories are all that remain of the once-deadly World War II-era weapons program. A nearby elementary school needed to abandon its furry friends in 1971, and the abandoned Okunoshima became the habitat of last resort
    Japan maintained an extensive chemical arsenal during its 20-year experiment in Asian conquest in the last century, including mustard gas, phosgene, and hydrogen cyanide. Between 1937 and 1945, Japan is believed to have launched at least 889 chemical attacks during its occupation of China, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths.
    The wartime effort caused so much shame to Japan that Okunoshima was erased from official mapsmore

  2. B-b-but you are a lapin

    Is just because i’m a corporate whore:

    white space is good for the soul rabbit-buttsex

    i’m the one bending over on the right down corner…

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