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Friday, January 21, 2011

Sushi shop man yells at Tokyo commuters

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Japan has a strong macho tradition that involves lots of shouting, back slapping, and posturing. It was on unique display the other morning at my local railway station, Asakusabashi, in Tokyo, on the JR Sobu line. At the bottom of the stairs onto the street, a middle aged employee (perhaps the owner) of a local sushi shop was accosting commuters with guttural ecries of encouragement, clenched "go-for-it" fists, and the occasional back slap. Check out the YouTube video, taken on my iPhone.

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1 comment:

  1. Great video. Japan has many enthusiastic employees trying to entice customers with strong cries and encouragement, but I haven't seen fists before!!

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