TOKYO -- Tokyo Metro Co. revealed the revamped first basement floor of Ginza Station in the capital's Chuo Ward, now equipped with pillars illuminated in the colors associated with three different subway lines, to the press before dawn on Oct. 16.
Ginza Station is served by three Tokyo Metro lines. Pillars standing right before ticket gates to each line are illuminated by LED light colored lemon yellow for the Ginza Line, cherry red for the Marunouchi Line and silver white for the Hibiya Line.
Moreover, a sculpture piece called "Hikari no Kessho" ("Crystal of light") created by 53-year-old artist Tokujin Yoshioka, who designed the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches, was put on display near the B6 exit. The sculpture, made of 636 glass crystals and measuring about 1.65 meters in height and around 3.5 meters in width, is expected to become a new symbol of Ginza Station.
The renewed basement floor was opened to the public on the morning of Oct. 16.
(Japanese original by Yoshitaka Yamamoto, City News Department)