Ginza, lined with department stores, luxurious boutiques and restaurants, is the heart of Tokyo’s central area, and is visited by many people every day. Tokyo Metro Ginza Station, one of the hubs of metropolitan transit, has made a new, beautiful appearance after a three-year renovation.
To commemorate the renovation, Shiseido, a global cosmetics brand born in the Ginza district, donated a public art piece as a new symbol of the station.
“Crystal of Light” is a sculptural artwork made up of 636 specially processed crystal glasses that sparkle and shine. The creator of the work, globally-renowned artist Tokujin Yoshioka, says he created this piece of art to express his wish for peace. “I hope the world will unite as one, just as the countless colors of light come together to form one enormous gleam.”
A world map was used to design the shine and shimmer of the artwork, expressing the world through a composition of light.
This public art emitting exquisite light at the underground station premises will be a new iconic work of art, symbolizing the glamorous Ginza district.