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Japan Taxi Timeout

Enjoying a break in the day with a friendly game of Shogi
Enjoying a break in the day with a friendly game of Shogi

Saw this wonderful scene at a station in Chiba. Looks like the 2 drivers are enjoying a game of Shogi (sort of Japanese Chess) whilst waiting for customers. The guy in the cab chooses to read a paper and keep cool. Not sure what the bucket was for? Maybe the loser gets dunked with the water ^^

Here are some more angles on the game.

Lots of concentration going on here
Lots of concentration going on here

Looks like an intense battle
Looks like an intense battle

What are taxi drivers up to in your part of the world when they are waiting for customers?

Camera Info
I took this with my Canon G10 camera. It is a little heavier than a Nikon or Panasonic, but I always get great results from the photos without having to carry around my heavy DSLR. Maybe I should get hold of the new Lumix or Olympus and see how results vary.

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3 comments

romyHK September 17, 2009 at 10:54 am

Good pics of everyday life !

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whipcracker September 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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From when I’ve seen them usually at the airport, they just stand around and shoot the breeze. But when it’s busy they scramble for passengers. Those 2 look like they are just trying to relax and enjoy the day waitng for customers. I don’t know if they get paid by the hour or only when they are transporting passengers.

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shibuya246 September 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

It sure is a nice way to wait for passengers.

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