West Japan Railway Company TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE

West Japan Railway Company TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE

Carrying on the tradition and pride of Twilight Express, Japan’s first high-quality sleeper train, is the new TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE, which has its body painted in “mizukaze green.” Based on the concept of “A hotel rolling through the beautiful Japanese landscape. Superior quality with a touch of nostalgia,” its honed design is “nostalgic modern,” combining refined quality with warm nostalgia. It is made up of ten cars, with six carriages including one that is a dedicated single suite, a dining car, lounge car, and two observation cars, one at each end of the train. These observation cars feature decks where passengers can sense the wind outside The interior design is based on an Art Deco style, and selected materials and art work that convey the charms of the communities along the line can be found throughout the train. That and the lovely view of the Japanese landscape from the train window provide passengers with a special railway experience.

TRANSPORTATION
DATE2017.06
Prize2017-Good Design Award Best100, 2018-INTERIOR PLANNING AWARD
Design supervision:Kazuya Ura Design Laboratory
Interior design:Kazuya Ura Design Laboratory,Nikken Space Deisgn Kenichiro TOI, Koichi TANIGAKI, Mitsuhiko IMAI
Exterior design:A&F
Sign design:KATO Design
PhotographyKoji Horiuchi (Interior)