Designer Sejima is looking forward to the day her creation takes the "railroad." In her interview, she says, "The limited express travels in a variety of different sceneries, from the mountains of Chichibu, to the middle of Tokyo, and I thought it would be good if the train could gently coexist with this variety of scenery. I also would like it to be a limited express where large numbers of people can all relax in comfort, in their own way, like a living room, so that they think to themselves 'I look forward to riding that train again.'”
OK, a trip to Japan in 2018 is now a must.
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