Amongst the Asian nations, Japan is one of the pioneers in train inventions. It has produced Shinkansen bullet train since October 1st 1964, ten days before the Olympics in Tokyo. Since then, Shinkansen has been a daily part of Japanese life. Due to its speed, Shinkansen is the solution for travel between towns and prefectures. You do not have to go through the trouble of checking in and out like on planes, but you can travel quickly. To this day, Shinkansen is still used by busy workers and other civilians. In Japan, time is very important. At least for me, a Javanese who is used to being lax, it seems so.
This is the recording of Sanyo Shinkansen that is on its way from Osaka to Fukouka in the afternoon, May 8 2019. For sheer information, there are eleven lines of Shinkansen with different routes and destinations, such as Tohoku Shinkansen, Joetsu Shinkansen, Tokaido Shinkansen, Yamagata Shinkansen, and others.
This recoding is dominated by a low frequency sound. In a glance reminds me of a plane cabin. The sound of Shinkansen’s engine syncs with the sound of wind being split by the train. The people inside the train do not speak much. There were a few seats empty. In addition, the office employees, with their full uniform, are noticeably lost in their own train of thought. A few of them can be seen sleeping.
I brood over the fact that along with the advancement of transportation technology, humans are busier than they ever was. Everyone are racing against time.