14 Comments
  • alex

    August 15, 2007 at 8:16 am

    damn, dude I don’t even see the pool O-O/

  • sheerblade

    August 15, 2007 at 11:04 am

    That’s ingenious! Instead of water they use people! That’s pretty damn packed I’d rather go swimming in Tokyo Bay.

  • Kuri

    August 15, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Wow,, when you tell Japanese to do the wave, the don’t joke.

  • AS

    August 15, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Reminds me of a bag of skittles lol.

  • nhlinux

    August 16, 2007 at 5:13 am

    I would hate to be the life guard at that pool…. just try to find the ‘missing’ swimmer

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  • an englishman in osaka

    August 28, 2007 at 8:48 am

    it wouldn’t surprise me if that water is 20% urine

  • sorrydaijin

    September 2, 2007 at 9:20 am

    20% urine and 80% people.

    This is a good reminder for why I never go to public pools in Japan. Snobby exclusive hotel pools are the only way to go… as long as you can handle the snobby, exclusive clientele that is almost (but not quite) as annoying as a 20-80 pee-person mix.

  • marrang

    September 8, 2007 at 8:02 am

    It’s actually obscene to me. It disturbs me much more than any porn I have ever seen. I can’t get my head around people having to live like that.

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  • cristi

    February 4, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Hey, if u are in the middle of that and u have to go to bath room? I bet u would-n go…. Neither the other 2500 japanese in these pool 🙂

  • Aime

    May 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Oh. It s not a scene of people packed inside the train during rush hour?

  • Mike

    September 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

    There isn’t any water, they’re just doing “mexican jumps” like mexican waves XD