Wednesday, November 11, 2009

keeping Tokyo tidy

I've seen workers in this city scrape gum off the sidewalk, empty -- then polish -- the ash bins in public smoking areas, and wipe the handrails on metro station escalators (they just stand at the bottom holding a cloth to the thing as it loops around). Of course every fallen leaf or bit of litter is swept up forthwith...

Shibuya station, Hachiko exit

1 comment:

Maryanne said...

P.S. Today I saw a man pushing a floor polisher along one of the underground passageways of Tokyo station. It looked like a mini zamboni without a seat and it was playing music.