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The Sleeping Taxi Drivers of Tokyo

Photography First Time in Japan

Sleeping cab drivers resting in their parked cars on the side of a street are actually quite a common scene in Japan. In fact, you’ll find it in almost any profession in Japan. Napping in public is a sign of diligence, and shows how hard you are working, as explained by The New York Times in an article about Japan’s culture of inemuri (“sleeping while present”). But even this relatively common sight is transformed, through the eyes and lens of photographer William Green, into a quiet, intimate moment that stands in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

There are several pictures over at Spoon & Tamago of these ostensibly hard-working cabbies, so check them out at the link below!

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