Saturday, 9 April 2011

Videos: history of the Shinkansen (3 parts) and other Japanese rail culture


The chime that plays prior to Shinkansen announcements.  I still remember the amazement when I first heard the chime aboard a Shinkansen:

The various procedures/gestures performed by Shinkansen operators:

Here’s one performed by normal train conductors:

Cleaners bowing to the train:

Staff bowing to customer upon leaving the coach:

Japanese station master bows to greet commuters:

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