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If one thinks of the metropolis as a clockwork, it would seem appropriate to call public transportation the gears that make it tick.

On an average day, the train and subway networks of the Greater Tokyo area carry about 40 million passengers to a multitude of destinations. Many of these commuters spend more than an hour per day in-between stations and on the rails. Cocooned in their own spheres of being and thought, even familiar faces may disappear in the rush of crowds and motion. 

This series aims to explore the brief moments in-between; the life in and around the platforms, where trains and humans alike are allowed to catch a quick breath. To a commuter, the exact location of these resting spots is almost irrelevant, and therefore station markers were left out, serving no specific purpose.