Japanese subways (the public transportation variety, not the sandwich store) are notoriously busy places. The reasoning is pretty simple: small country, lots of people, long work days, bad traffic. Most of us living in spacious North America can’t fathom how busy the Japanese subway system is… But if you want to try, German-born photographer Michael Wolf is here to help.
Wolf spent 20 mornings snapping pics of uncomfortable, sleepy and undoubtedly patient passengers as they commuted during rush-hour. Here’s a few of his finds: