National Sanatorium Kikuchi Keifu-en, Japan
National Sanatorium Kikuchi Keifu-en was established in 1909, and eventually become one of 13 national leprosariums in Japan, that as a result of the Leprosy Prevention Act passed in 1931, forced all people with leprosy/Hansen's disease to live in a facility designated solely for people with the disease. Located in Kumamoto-ken, it has now become a home for these individuals, many of whom have lived there for decades.
photo: Wall separating the Kikuchi Keifu-en Sanatorium from the rest of the world. Holes can still be seen that were scraped by residents so they could have a glimpse of the outside world.