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Tour Bus Ethnography

Tokyo: bus station and employee accommodation

Looking at my travel schedule for the next few months I’m left wondering what can I expect to learn from the relatively short amounts of time spent the field in different countries? At what point does spending a few days in a culture become nothing more than tour bus ethnography? Hop off the bus, stick a microphone in someone’s face, take a few photos and tell everyone back home what a wonderful time that had by all and boy didn’t we learn a lot?

Tokyo: rapid acclimatisation