Wood, art and traditional crafts from West Japan complete the interior of the train.
The crew members provide first-class hospitality and create an air of refinement with their aesthetic sense. The finishing touches bring the charms of the Sanin and Sanyo regions to the fore.
The subtle techniques and spirit of Japanese culture featured throughout MIZUKAZE add beautiful touches to your journey.
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Yoshie INABA was born in Tokyo. She graduated from the Faculty of Art at Bunka Gakuin, and the Hara Nobuko Academy of Clothing Design, before opening her own haute couture atelier in 1964. In 1981, she established the brand “yoshie inaba.” In the same year, she won the 25th Fashion Editors Club of Japan Award. In 1998, she launched the L’EQUIPE YOSHIE INABA brand. She currently oversees the design of yoshie inaba brand clothing and accessories, neckties, glasses and other items. She has designed a large range of uniforms, including those for Suntory concert hall, Mikimoto jewelry company, and Yokohama Futaba Gakuen school.
The concept of MIZUKAZE is expressed in the original fabric which is MIZUKAZE green and woven with black thread.
Taro HAKASE made his debut in 1990 as a violinist in the musical group KRYZLER & KOMPANY. He gained a global presence by performing with Celine Dion. He began a solo career in 1996 after the group disbanded. In 2002, he established the label HATS, for which he was the general musical director. In 2016, he marked his 20th year as a solo artist, and is currently involved in a wide variety of activities, including concerts, and appearances in a range of media. On September 12th, 2016, he was appointed as an ambassador of TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE. He has composed music which reflects the concept of MIZUKAZE.
⋅ Placed in THE SUITE
⋅ Display on deck of car No.3
⋅ Bizen ware is a type of pottery made around Bizen City in Okayama Prefecture. It has a history of over 1,000 years, and is one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns.
⋅ Used as light switch plates in all passenger rooms
⋅ Also used as nail covers in THE SUITE
⋅ A traditional technique from Kyoto which has long been used for decorative purposes in Japanese architecture.
⋅ The design in each room differs.
⋅ Placed in each passenger room
⋅ You can store your accessories in these boxes which are normally used to hold antiques.
⋅ Made by a company with a history of 140 years.
⋅ Used to serve green tea in rooms in cars No.2, 3 and 4
⋅ Pottery made in the Shussai region of Shimane Prefecture.
⋅ Everyday items are made using local earth and glaze.
⋅ Used to serve green tea in cars No.7, 8 and 9 (Tea set)
⋅ Display on deck of car No.2 (Bottle, bowl and others)
⋅ Pottery made in a place called Nakai in Tottori Prefecture (Inshu is the old name of the region where Nakai is located).
⋅ It is dyed in characteristic colors of green, black and white.
⋅ Placed in each passenger room
⋅ Superb items which are handcrafted one at a time by artisans.
⋅ Made by a company with a history of over 70 years.
⋅ Used in each passenger room (Tumblers)
⋅ Display on deck of car No.8 (Bowl)
⋅ Hagi cut glass is a technique from the Edo period (1603-1868) which was once ceased, but has now been revived.
⋅ Original glasses and tumblers have been specially made for MIZUKAZE.
⋅ Lounge car display
⋅ Kirikane is a traditional Japanese technique of cutting gold leaf into fine threads and drawing patterns as it is applied.
⋅ It is a famous traditional industry of Kyoto City.