As part of the ongoing series of the Tokyo Metro’s “Train Manner” (sic) campaign, here’s October’s poster…
Playing “air golf”–visualization practice—on train platforms is one of the more entertaining hobbies of ever-madcap salarymen that you can observe in Japan. Golf visualization practice has results in a few deaths but mostly it’s just fun quirk of Japanese life. As well as traditional “air guitar,” I have seen air bowling, air ballroom dancing, and air badminton being practiced on subway and train platforms.
This monthly series of posters in the Tokyo subway are aimed at cajoling the so-called ‘rude’ Japanese public to have better train manners. In previous months, posters reminded riders to “Not torture eyeballs on jostling trains“, “Please do it like a Moose” and “DON’T SWIM IN FRONT OF THE TRAINS“.