I spent the whole day today out on the town in Tokyo on a photo shoot and reporting spree for an upcoming magazine story. One of the things we did was attempt to check out the giant subterranean bicycle parking vault near Kasai Station. Unfortunately, the place is run by the local ward and they were super paranoid about four people with cameras and notebooks strolling in without bicycles and taking pics of their customers. While the photographer was taking pics of one guy parking his bike, an employee in a red jacket came over and asked us what we were up to. The photographer told him I was visiting from the States and was just fascinated by this cool tech. He told us to go away until we came back with the proper permission.
In the meantime, I took out my Flip and videotaped the high-speed bicycle elevator at work, with the angry red man lecturing our photographer in the foreground.