Stained Glass "Paradise (Oasis in Ginza)" / Original Painter : Ikuo Hirayama / Hibiya Line Concourse, Tokyo Metro Ginza Station / Installed on October, 1994
The appearance of birds and animals resting in the bright forest brings the viewers to paradise temporarily. With this stained glass as the center, an art space in which the spread can be felt with making use of the reflection on the top and the bottom is directed. Concerts and events are held in front of it, and it is familiar to people as Oasis in Ginza, a place for relaxation.
President of Teito Rapid Transit Authority
The railroad of our country was opened between Shimbashi and Yokohama on October 14th, 1872. This year, as a wish for the further development of the railroad and the public's understanding of the role of the railroad and raising the interest, October 14 has been established as "The day of the railroad".
This Ginza station opened in 1959, and it is celebrating 60 years this year.
Traditionally, subway stations are functional, but there is no such thing as moisture and individuality.
Hence, Teito Rapid Transit Authority recalls the station as a place for people to meet and gather, and is going to create stations wihch have individuality and are suitable for the areas.
Ginza is a city with both good old tradition and contemporary feeling, as such lyrics that "The cityscape is a dream and longing" by Yosui Inoue and "Miserable Ginza's willow trees", and I believe that it will continue to prosper as a place of dispatching dreams, longing and new culture in the future also.
This Ginza station has prospered with such development of Ginza, and this time, with the aim of creating a station suitable for Ginza, we have set up an art space "Oasis of Ginza" directed by sound and light, where there is a stained glass "paradise" designed by Mr. Ikuo Hirayama painter centrally, with springs around it.
We hope that this "Oasis of Ginza" will be available as a place to relax for those in Ginza area, including customers who use the subway.
Teito Rapid Transit Authority will continue to strive to create new stations that are friendly to people, aiming for a more familiar subway.