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The design of the trains are infused with passion.

 

 

March 12, 2011
The long-awaited Kyushu Shinkansen took the stage.

Up until then, it took upward of five hours by car to drive from Fukuoka to Kagoshima, but this dream super express reduced that to just one and a half hours.

The design concept is to pursue a universal beauty of function, and, at the same time, to express the identity of Asia, Japan, and Kyushu in a sophisticated measure.

Therefore, this is a really original idea combined with the material of cutting edge technology and the skill of craftsmen.

It’s lightly oblong and has cute convex “eyes”.

You can see the space filled with consideration in the coach.

The attention to detail is also visible in the interior design. Not only are the seats made of wood but the walls and automatic doors are, too. The designers wanted the travelers to relax during their trip.

 


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The sun blinds are made out of bamboo! All materials used to build the train can be found on Kyushu.

 


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But there are also train cars where gold leaf was used to adorn the walls. Actually, each of the six cars have different designs. The seats are not just a checked pattern, but some of them are made from real leather or Nishijin silk fabrics.

 


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You can decide in which train car you want to spend your trip. Picking one that suits your current mood is part of the fun.

They took serious consideration even with the toilet.

You can see the welcoming mindset even at the entrance of the wash basin.

It’s covered with a noren curtains made with rush, a famous product of Kumamoto.


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Its commercial won the Golden Award at Cannes.

The Kyushu shinkansen’s commercial won the Golden Award at the Cannes International Advertisement Festival. 


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People celebrating the beginnings of the shinkansen are gathered along the railroad. We feel warmed by Kyushu’s enthusiasm.

 

This is a shinkansen that shows how attractive Kyushu is. Please ride it if you can!

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