2 minutes in the train

Japan train
The two girls in the left are chatting, the foreigner in the center talks on the phone (Don’t do it! It is considered bad manners), the girl next to him thinks and the girls in the background plays with her Nintendo DS

Japan train
The girl with the yellow purse sends an e-mail with her cellphone, the other two girls keep on talking.

Japan train
The girl with the yellow purse checks her hair with a hand mirror, the girl to the left browses the Internet on her cellphone.

Japan train
The girl with the yellow purse keeps on checking her hair and the other girls keep on chatting.

Japan train
The girl with the yellow stops fixing her hair and eats an onigiri (rice ball).

Japan train
The girl that was doing nothing in the first picture falls asleep.

9 Comments
  • PudgyM29

    November 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Which train line is that? In images #3 & #4, that looks like a Tobu train across the platform.

  • Wongsta

    November 18, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    ….didn’t they notice you taking pictures of them?

  • Gonazar

    November 19, 2009 at 1:43 am

    ~stalker photos~! =P

  • Clyde L. Rhoer

    November 19, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Do the Japanese show off their tattoos, or is it because, from the looks of it, that they’re on an outing?

  • Tornadoes28

    November 19, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Surprised they didn’t get mad at you taking their pics. The girl with the yellow bag is ignoring this months courtesy poster about doing your make-up.

  • paul

    November 19, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    that girl playing love plus on her ds?

  • jamesmallon

    November 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    So many improprieties, from a Japanese point of view: eating in public, make-up, phone calls, and fixing hair. Tobu train? Must be. Ah Saitama…

  • fuzzy

    November 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    @jamesmallon Eating? Who’s eating in public? No one was putting on makeup, just looking at their hair. If someone gets a quick call and he quickly says “hey I’m on the train” and hangs up, it’s not that bad (although this guy seems to be talking for a bit longer).

    This is not that uncommon a scene in Japan, and I think only the most diehard of sticklers would get angry at this scene.

  • Adam

    November 22, 2009 at 10:24 am

    @fuzzy “The girl with the yellow stops fixing her hair and eats an onigiri (rice ball).” I noticed this right away too.