“The town sprung up because of a nearby mine that produced gold around the year 1600 and later iron and zinc. In 1937 the mines were bought by ‘Nichitsu Corporation’ and thus the name of the town. Around 1978 the workers and their families started to abandon the place because the mines were depleting and were not profitable anymore.”
Other items found in these Nichitsu homes: old televisions, vintage records, forgotten rice cookers, rusty surgical instruments, family photos, children’s dolls still waiting on their owners’ beds, and sickles stuck in door frames — it’s very Fatal Frame-esque!
See also: More Famicom games