I recently came across a pretty cool blog that showcases photographs from all around Japan, of different interesting places and culturally compelling locations. This one is a house originally owned by a singer, but was abandoned, apparently abruptly. The photos tell quite a story:
Shouji Masakatsu, a singer in 1985 on the inaugural journey of the Varuna ferry; its three day trip taking them from Oarai in Ibaraki, to Muroran in Hokkaido.
More where that came from. Check them all out in the original post.