OCTOBER 08, 2013
Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Shigeyoshi Yajima, a "Tobi" (the Japanese word for one who constructs and dismantles scaffolding) for over 24 years, gives us a rare and thrilling view from the heights of large buildings amid their construction.
Yajima shows pictures of himself and his coworkers hard at work, with breathtaking views of the city below them and outlines the dangers of working at such heights, while explaining how they keep themselves safe.