The Tokyo Subway During Rush Hour Is Every Claustrophobe's Nightmare

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In a viral clip posted to Facebook by photographer Marco Patella, passengers are seen being aggressively shoved into the subway car during their morning commute.

If you're not a fan of crowds, the Tokyo subway could be considered a special kind of hell.

Italian-born, Tokyo-based photographer Marco Patella uploaded a video to his Facebook page in which an alarming number of people are forced to squeeze into the subway at Shakujikoen station at 7:45 a.m. 

Employees are seen running up to the car and shoving people inside, trying their hardest to make everyone fit so the doors can close. The passengers are so nonchalant about the pushing, it's almost comical.

The video has amassed more than 1,000 shares and hundreds of reactions. 

Patella also posted another clip — this one's a little more zoomed in, and you can see a rider just going with the flow, completely expressionless as the workers literally force his body inside the subway car (which they eventually do, somehow).

The guy is definitely over the whole thing, but he knows there's nothing he can do but wait it all out.

We're honestly not sure how the commuter workers managed to squeeze all the passengers in the cars — and from the looks of it, this is something they deal with regularly — but we do know it must take a special kind of talent to accomplish it. 

Banner Image Credit: Marco Patella

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