I was on the Tokyo subway the other day purposely taking a different way home. On the way, I had to change from the Yurakucho line to the Oedo line at Iidabashi Station, which provides access to Tokyo's classy, picturesque and historical Kagurazaka district.
I don't think I had ever made this exact change before, because on going from the Yurakucho line station to the Oedo line station (all connected underground), I was struck by the futuristic architecture of the Oedo line Iidabashi station.
An almost random web overhead of vivid green pipes grew ever denser the further down the stairs I went until I emerged on a station platform that is unique among Tokyo subway platforms in its cutting edge techy feel.
Looking it up, I found that Iidabashi station on the Oedo line was designed by the Japanese architect Makoto Sei Watanabe (born 1952), who is renowned for his futuristic, tech-inspired designs.
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