If you thought jumping on the Central Line during rush hour was bad, think again, because Tokyo’s subway system is a whole other level of people-packing.
During the Japanese capital’s rush hour, subway passengers are squeezed onto already packed carriages, often leaving travellers contorted and uncomfortable. No one has captured this pain better than German photographer Michael Wolf. He has been living in Hong Kong and Paris and his work focuses on big cities. His series ‘Tokyo Compression’ looks at the overcrowding on public transport and how this affects the individual:
Commuting is bad enough – imagine having to spend up to an hour each morning and night with your face squashed up against a glass door. No thanks.
No wonder Japan is thinking about introducing a three-day weekend. They need a break.