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Michael Yamashita photographs the world's most crowded pool

14 AUG 2012 | Posted By: SineadStubbins

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Michael Yamashita photographs the world's most crowded pool

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Tokyo Summerland plays host to one of the most popular wave pools in Japan. But in true Japanese style, citizens utilize this pool as efficiently as possible– and that means that everyone gets in at the same time.

Photographer Michael Yamashita was quite shocked at the negative reactions he has received from this photo series, with many finding the veritable human soup of a pool kind of gross. The idea of the waves is that the water moves around the people not the people around the pool, ensuring everyone can achieve maximum coolness.

More at michaelyamashita.com.
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