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Very Unusual Japanese Art (27 pics)

Posted in Pictures   7 Dec 2010   / 8700 views

There is very unusual art in Japan. It is called “inemuri”, and it allows people to be asleep and present at the same time. There is no secret that Japan is a workaholic culture. Thus some people have an amazing talent for falling asleep in elevators, on trains and even during meetings. And this talent is admired, because the Japanese think that only slackers can sleep all night long, others should fall asleep out of exhaustion.

“Inemuri” still requires following particular rules. You can’t lounge, so you should keep upright while sleeping. And you can’t endanger the social situation.

Of course, some people fake “inemuri”. But even when they actually take a nap on the go, they can still maintain their composure. For example, they won’t miss their stop even when being genuinely asleep.

 






Tags: unusual, Japanese, art, inemuri  

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n 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Chinks man wow.
       
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Alkhoren 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That's actually pretty funny, i do the same in the bus ^^
       
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ha 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
some pics are not japanese
       
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mm 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Crazy land.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
need a nap
http://www.facebook.com/goodstuff4u
       
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Grr 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Reminds me of college.
       
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Renee 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
So sleeping is art in Japan? Nice!!!!
       
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n 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
very safe lol
       
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rolotomasi 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
n,

Actually, Japan has one of the lowest crime rates. So yeah, its safe to sleep on the sidewalk wearing a 1000$ suit, its silly but safe :)
       
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GIGI 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
the nation tired
       














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