Japan’s shinkansen (bullet train) is one of the fastest in the world, covering a whopping 200 kilometers in just one hour.
The cleaning crew manage to cover every inch of the train’s interior in just seven minutes. The cleaners’ performance is so efficient and impressive that it is known in Japan as the “7-minute shinkansen theatre”.
From 0:00 to 1:30, the cleaners check the luggage racks and down the gaps between the seats for forgotten items. They also rotate the seats to face the right direction and sweep out whatever dropped trash they can find into the aisle.
From 1:30 to 4:30, they go back up the aisle pulling down and checking the blinds, and pulling out seat-back trays. They wipe everything clean and change the seat covers if they are dirty.
In the last two minutes (4:30 to 6:30), they use a broom to sweep up all the trash brought into the aisle, in one go.