Viewing this photo on the tiny screen of my iTouch, all I could figure out about this situation is that it was documenting an alien abduction of a pole dancer on a Tokyo commuter train.
But, and it was big butt, the above photo turned out to be an interesting* portrayal about the fact that nearly all Japanese males enjoy episodic alcoholism…
View the original, full-size photo is at the Gorilla-boots blog.
There are two key bits of Japanese context needed to make sense of this photo:
— First, in Japan this is ok since nobody will steal his backpack containing an expensive cellphone, eBook/tablet computer, his 500,000 yen trumpet, and his wallet (which holds on around 30,000 yen, about $355 USD, for an average guy in cash-only Japan)
— Second, in Japan, normal average folks are always strewn about passed out in public—Getting drunk at the end of 16-hour day is the only way can survive Funpark Japan.
Sadsack salarymen (3Yen Aug 27, 2010)