Below is a picture featuring employees of Ito Yokado (Japan’s largest supermarket chain), doing their early morning radio taiso exercises. Whilst this just-before-work exercise regime is not as prevalent as it used to be, it’s by no means a thing of the past. With jolly music, and almost military like precision, it is truly a sight to behold. Especially if performed by a large number of people.
For anybody wishing to give it a go, click here for a few basic moves and the rather dated yet quaint musical score.
And for those somewhat averse to keep fit regimes, fear not, as you can even do it sitting down!