JR East attempts to unite train-photographing otaku with new social media group

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

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Of all the otaku in Japan, the “train otaku” is a particularly diverse subset containing the likes of noritetsu, people who take an interest in unique ways of riding trains, or the model train enthusiasts known as mokeitetsu. But it is by far the toritetsu who appear the most in headlines as well as sentences that start with “Those damn…”

These are the otaku whose prime interest is taking photographs of trains, the rarer the better. While that sounds like a peaceful hobby and often is, some of these otaku

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