An army of cleaners prepare a bullet train for riding in Tokyo.
Three hundred and twenty-three Shinkansen bullet trains depart from Tokyo every day. The trains are prepared for riding by the TESSEI cleaning crew – an army of cleaners with an average age of 52. The crew has only seven minutes to prepare each train. This video, made by journalist Charli James, documents the process, which ends with each crew member lining up and bowing as a demonstration of pride and diligence, only minutes before the next train pulls in. Basically, these people are awesome.