Mr. Teruhiko Kobayashi, a former resident of Hashima Island

The love of neighbors and the idea of good-neighborliness on Hashima Island has been passed down to this day from the days of his father and mother.

He was born on Hashima Island in 1935. He has six siblings comprising of two older sisters, two younger brothers, and one younger sister. He remembers living in a company housing for day laborers during the war, including the fact that there was a water supply station on each floor. After graduating from high school in Nagasaki City, he got a job at Hashima Coal Mine and worked in the safety-related department inside the mine until the mine closed down in 1974.
He told us in detail regarding the unique workplaces of the coal mines in which he worked for many years, including the loading bay and bathhouse.