Railway Models at the Tokyo Tower
Densha otaku take note
By: Dan Grunebaum | Apr 24, 2012 | Issue: 944 | No Comments | 1,441 views

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Densha otaku (train geeks) should head for Tokyo Tower, where over 450 model trains will be chugging down a 45-meter track set up for a special exhibition. The show is the brainchild of 92-year-old world-renowned modeler Nobutaro Hara, who hand-builds exquisite functional reconstructions of classic trains. The show traces the golden age of railways in Japan beginning with the opening of the Shimbashi-Yokohama line 140 years ago, and will preview the spacious Hara Model Railway Museum to open in Yokohama this summer. Probably as fun for people watching as anything else.

Tokyo Tower, until May 6 (listing).

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