In a metropolitan area with more than 35 million residents, life tends to move rather quickly. Large populations in tightly packed urban settings are usually a recipe for chaos in other major cities around the globe, but not in Tokyo. With one of the world’s most reliable public transit systems, a highly-developed, modern infrastructure, and a cultural system that values cooperation and order, Tokyo’s populace seems to glide through the city with machine-like precision.
Like so many cells rushing through a body’s veins and arteries, the people on Tokyo’s many crowded streets and in its massive network of subterranean passages move with purpose and unerring efficiency. They create a unique pulse that enlivens Tokyo and helps it flourish.
Check out these and other high-resolution shots from Tokyo in my set on Flickr.