Overly Exhausted People Caught Falling Asleep in Tokyo

Overly Exhausted People Caught Falling Asleep in Tokyo

Japan is known for being the hardest working nation on earth. A fact that appeared clearly in many historical situations, the latest of which was the 2011 tsunami and earthquake that hit the Japanese islands, a catastrophe that was considered the toughest to hit the country. Yet, the Japanese people dedicated two extra unpaid hours of work daily to their nation to help boost the recovery process. All the respect to the people of Japan.

The unpleasant side of people working too much is exhaustion, and from the looks of the following photos, these folks are overly exhausted with work to the extent that it makes them fall asleep literally anywhere! The series, entitled Let the Poets Cry Themselves to Sleep by Tokyo-based photographer Adrian Storeyfeatures plenty of commuters that can’t seem to keep their eyes open, lounging in the most unusually public spaces. It’s quite understandable falling asleep during a cab or subway ride, but passing out on the stairs down to the metro station should start ringing some vacation bells!

[Via Lost at E Minor]

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  • Urpiana

    I cant believe that a person has to live a life like this… what kind of world do we live in? we do not respect our body and our life. I do not think that going to extreme work day by day is recommended. We as humans need time for eat, sleep, family, religion, recreation and work, all of this in perfect harmony. I respect the people from Japan so much and I just want the best for them as well as the rest of the world. Please do not think this is actually an example for living.

  • Marcos

    God’s Command to Rest
    In Deuteronomy 28, we find a list of all the blessings and curses. The
    blessings begin with these words: “If you
    diligently obey [hearken to] the voice
    of the LORD your God,…all these blessings shall come upon you” (verses
    1–2). The curses begin with these words: “If
    you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God,…all these curses will come
    upon you” (verse 15). They hinge on heeding or ignoring the voice of the

    The Fourth Commandment: Sabbath Rest
    Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8ff)

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