24 hours, around, under and in Tokyo. The "mechanical" way to intend life for Tokyo's people, the formal and only organized flow of people that inhabit and live in this metropolis.
Tokyo is the largest urban agglomeration in the world. Chemistry perfect in its way, a sort of enormous mechanism driven by 12 million residents who are unaware of an urban system designed gears and maintained to be the hub of the country, the political capital, economic, and the first symbol of Japan in the world.
It 'a metropolis can not be compared with any other but not just for his numbers.
Even only 24 hours are really enough to become somehow part of this system. Just move through the streets, among the people, to take their own behavior inevitably, in a sort of perfect order of things, where formalities and rules organize everything.
The discipline and composure, the flow of this perfectly organized city in which managers, housewives, workers and commuters are moving at any time, appear in some ways shocking.
At times it could be not so strange having the feeling of being in one of those weird sociological experiment of 60 years.
Instead it's only the effect to find out themselves in an urban system almost perfect, example of urbanity that cannot be compared to anyone other. This sort of perfect mechanism conduces to a very strong sense of civic duty, moral correctness and integrity in the relationships among people, and this is the reason why all this stuff of things can appear a great expression of the japanese culture in general.
Just standing still in a point on the street in Tokyo, means being part of a system, and this is why you can not just be "observers" of a city like Tokyo.
Photo documentary by Italian photographer Andrea Russo (Hits: 89814)
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