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Charlie Shugart
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B&W film- shot 30+ years ago.
The series are street images I took as I wandered through cities in that fascinating and unfathomable country.
99% are unposed shots.



Charlie Shugart 2013

Japan- Students at a Tokyo Temple




Jul 06, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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Such conformity. I like how just a few of them are looking at you.


Jul 06, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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I haven't been in Japan for more than 20 years, so a lot has probably changed.
But conformity was certainly the order of the day and had been for hundreds of years.
One day I took an early-morning walk around the outlying part of Tokyo where my Ryokan was located. Ryokans were Japanese-style basic accommodation with tatami mats, boiling hot hot-tubs down the hall, and special western-style toilets for tourists (most Japanese still squatted over a hole in the floor back then), also down the hall.
I came across a small factory where about 20 men wearing the same style "factory clothing" were in the courtyard doing calisthentics- led by another man in the same kind of clothing.
After a few minutes of exercising, they all sang a song (it seemed like the company song to me).
Then they all marched into the building to begin their shift.
That kind of conformity might seem intrusive to Americans, but it helps explain why the Japanese make such good, reliable products.
Charlie



Jul 07, 2013 at 05:11 AM
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When I was in China about 10 or 15 years ago there was a group of waiters be taken on a run in the Northern part of China close to Korea. I guess it is to instill commeraderie or something.


Jul 07, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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Very nice.


Jul 08, 2013 at 11:18 PM





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