Through his train designs and station-building plans for Japan Rail’s Kyushu Line, industrial designer Eiji Mitooka has won multiple awards for work that harmoniously reflects locals and their lives.
The Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, which is close to the Mitooka-designed Kumamoto Station, is holding a solo exhibition of the designer’s work to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the city’s public railway. The exhibition also introduces a new low-floor tram by Mitooka, which will be launched in the fall.
This retrospective includes details of Mitooka’s major past works, including models of the “Cruise Train Seven Stars in Kyushu” and “Kyushu Shinkansen” and his furniture designs; June 28-Sept. 15.
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto; 2-3 Kamitori-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto. Tori-cho Suji Stn. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Tue. 096-278-7500; www.camk.or.jp/english