Insane Photos Of Tokyo Commuters In The ’60s And ’70s

Public transportation at rush hour has been crazy for years.

1. Here’s a snap from 1972, during a Tokyo railway strike, which crowded trains so much, some had to exit through windows. Weeee!

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2. However, rush hour in Tokyo can be insane nevertheless. Here’s just a normal morning in 1970.

3. Here at Tokyo’s Shinjuku station, these guys are actually professional “pushers.”

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4. They are literally tasked with shoving people onto the train. This is apparently even harder in the winter months when everyone wears bulky coats.

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5. Not sure which is worse — being the pusher or pushee?

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7. Excuse me, sir? Could you suck it in? Suckkkkk.

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8. Baby ostensibly not on board.

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9. Of course, not much has changed for commuters in Tokyo…

10. As you can see here.

11. And here.

12. And here. This looks like so much fun.

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