I’ve never been to Japan. My husband—who’s been there before and loves it—is always trying to convince me we should take a trip there. The thing is, I’m someone who suffers from a mild to not so mild claustrophobia. I have to sleep with the window open every night (even if it’s 20 degrees outside). The thought of airlessness, stuffy rooms or crowded subway cars freaks me the hell out. New York City can be too much for me, so I’ve always been leery of what might await me in the Land of the Rising Son.
After viewing these photos by German photographer Michael Wolf of Japanese commuters in Tokyo… they kinda sealed the deal: I ain’t going to Japan. Or at the very least, I’m not taking public transportation.
Wolf’s series is called “Tokyo Compression.”