An extremely large number of Tokyo commuters sit utterly expressionless on the train, their eyes — if they aren’t firmly shut — invariably fixed on a phone or game. But this lady was different. For starters she wasn’t looking down, rather up and off somewhere in the distance. And then there’s her expression, although whether it is one of vexation, or simply contemplation, it’s hard to say.
eyes … fixed on a phone ? I thought in Japan people don’t use phones in buses and trains.
Talking on the phone is still very much frowned upon, but phone mail, gaming and internet usage is rampant on the trains. Tough sometimes to find somebody not staring at a phone.
Maybe she saw someone in the train wear too little in this Cold and freezing weather? 🙂
Maybe. I saw someone in shorts the other day, although my expression was much more one of surprise!
Wunibert WÃ¼llenweber says
Sigh…..That was the first thing I thought.
Interesting, that wasn’t something I’d even thought about.
Hans ter Horst says
Is this what they call an ã‚ªãƒã‚¿ãƒªã‚¢ãƒ³?
She is indeed!