Tokyo’s transit system is a perfect microcosm of Japanese society. Wa (和) - the notion of harmony within a group - is on full display, and any sort of confrontation, or even eye contact, is typically avoided. Maintaining societal harmony is not always easy in this routinely overcrowded setting, but it sure makes for interesting ethnographic photography.
       
     
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 Tokyo’s transit system is a perfect microcosm of Japanese society. Wa (和) - the notion of harmony within a group - is on full display, and any sort of confrontation, or even eye contact, is typically avoided. Maintaining societal harmony is not always easy in this routinely overcrowded setting, but it sure makes for interesting ethnographic photography.
       
     

Tokyo’s transit system is a perfect microcosm of Japanese society. Wa (和) - the notion of harmony within a group - is on full display, and any sort of confrontation, or even eye contact, is typically avoided. Maintaining societal harmony is not always easy in this routinely overcrowded setting, but it sure makes for interesting ethnographic photography.

tokyo_may2019_27.jpg
       
     
on the platform feb 17 2019 reedit.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may2019_17.jpg
       
     
tokyo_subway_october_2018.jpg
       
     
tokyo_1017_19.jpg
       
     
bored.jpg
       
     
tokyo-4-3.jpg
       
     
tokyo_1017_13.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may18_9.jpg
       
     
tokyo_subway_october_2018_3.jpg
       
     
tokyo_1017_23.jpg
       
     
fast paced world.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may18_2_12.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may2019_22.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may18_2_16.jpg
       
     
tokyo_1017_24.jpg
       
     
a train and phones.jpg
       
     
tokyo_subway_october_2018_4.jpg
       
     
the long ride home.jpg
       
     
tokyo_may2019_train_1.jpg
       
     
pffff.jpg
       
     
tokyo_1017_14.jpg