Exhausted People Caught Falling Asleep in Tokyo

We know that a long day at work can be tiring, but have you ever seen people so sleepy that they can't stay awake in public spaces? Photographer Adrian Storey definitely has! The photographer, also known as Uchujin, has taken it upon himself to capture all of the dreaming citizens of Tokyo, where he is currently based. The series, titled Let the Poets Cry Themselves to Sleep, features plenty of commuters that can't seem to keep their eyes open, lounging in the most unusually public spaces. I understand falling asleep on a subway ride home after a grueling day, but not even making it down the steps to the subway platform without dozing off? Maybe these people need a vacation…

Per the photographer's request, all images have been removed from this post.

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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