Up to the mid-19th century, Kashiragashima, a small, rocky island in Nagasaki’s Goto Island chain, was a place of quarantine, where contagious patients were sent to recover or, more likely, die. As a consequence, most healthy people avoided the place. Who can’t relate to that sentiment these days? But there was one group happy to settle on Kashiragashima and make a life for themselves.
Source: A Goto Island of quarantine: the perfect place to hide
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