Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Take A Seat


I have a thing for feet and love this shot of everyone sitting neatly on the train.

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  1. I'll stand, there don't seem to be any seats! :-)

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    1. Everyone is always standing during rush hour in the morning because they put the seats up so there's more space in the train cart :D

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  2. Nice shot! I love the way most Japanese commuters neatly keep their feet to themselves. :) There's always somebody who sprawls halfway across the aisle, of course, but generally speaking they tuck themselves in. Thanks, fellow commuters!

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    1. I've had many a battles with men who like to spread their knees when sitting but generally the commuters are pretty good at not bothering their neighbors :D

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  3. I always find Japanese people so polite and orderly. I can'timagine them sitting another way!

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    1. Oh you should see some drunk people on the last train...they sprawl all over the seats sometimes! Quite entertaining, too ;D

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  4. I love this - the guy with the huge guitar or cello case is funny. But the train is a lot less crowded than I've imagined Japanese trains!

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    1. Well it was in the afternoon on a weekend, not the most crowded time. The mornings on weekdays are crazy! :D

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  5. Spit and polished and orderly too!!! You'll never see that in a bus or subway in the states!!!

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    1. It was almost as if they were posing for me :D

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  6. And there's even music. A wonderful picture indeeed ! Please have a good Thursday.

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  7. Ohisashi buri, Kaori san! April 30 wa Tokyo e, hiro gohan ishioni tabimashoka? Tokyo eki mai no hoteru sunde imasu!
    Genki de ne!

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    1. Leif! Are you really coming to Japan? Yay!

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  8. All of the shoes look sensible, comfortable to wear. But there are so many lace-up shoes—not so convenient for removing them (and putting them on) in the foyer at home.

    I really miss the feel of tatami under my feet at home. Maybe I should get these.

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  9. Wow, that is a wonderful shot... a guitar and lots of sneakers... love it!

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    1. Thank you Madge! I really liked how the instrument was in the picture, too :D

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  10. I would hate to have to get into a set of these shoes in the genkan 玄関 if I was in a hurry to catch a train.

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  11. Fantastic shot - well composed!

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  12. Wooo, I know I'm a lot late to post a comment on this article but what a nice shot Kaori!!! This photo really captures 'Japanese' characteristic :)

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  13. Is there ever really a "late" for commenting on a post? I find it amusing/disturbin/surprising... don't really know... that visitors to a blog rarely go back to earlier posts... I digress...

    I'll refrain from asking about your "foot thing", Kaori. LOL! But this subway shot of the shoes and musical instrument case is great, especially in black and white.

    I miss visiting your blog... I am still in China accessing social media through a proxy, but it's sloooow and keeps crashing.

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  14. thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive

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