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I promised that this, my third photo of my travelogue would not be of a person- instead it's one of people. Don't worry, there are many shots in store of temples, shrines, gardens, mountains, maples... But I am trying to do things chronologically and one cannot write about Japan without referring to the bullet train or trains in general. I was acquainted to trains the very first day as Tokyo is enormous and traveling from place to place often required changing trains, following hurriedly blue, white, yellow lines in large railway stations which direct the commuters to the appropriate platform.
Inside these trains people generally do not make eye contact, each person has a way of coping with the daily tediousness of commuting. Some have a catnap, others SMS or play on their Nintendo DS.Others read manga or catch up on important reading relating to work.i had experienced peak hour only a few times, usually there is room to move and even a seat to sit on.
When one bullet train passes another,each more than a dozen wagons long, there is the unexpected boom, a slight vibration and it's all over in a few seconds. The locals do not react to this, but I found it disconcerting as it happens unexpectedly.

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