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Akeno Gekijo was once one of Japan's rare strip clubs, with a central podium, strip poles, and seats facing the stage. Now its charred ruins look more like the setting for a violent apocalypse.

Michael John Grist, who travels Japan and the rest of the world documenting modern ruins — places abandoned or destroyed — found this former strip club in Ibaraki. In addition to these photos, Grist also took video of his tour through the burnt ruins of the club.

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Akeno Gekijo Strip Club Haikyo, Ibaraki [Michael John Grist via Atlas Obscura]

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