Reins of Culture (Detail)

Reins of Culture (Detail)

Lurid Novelty
Quiet custom
Values, mores, tradition
Reins of Culture

A map of a city’s transportation system represents the collective needs of millions of individuals. Like a path that becomes a road, and expands into a highway, the iron rail marks the ritualistic movement of a city's life. As a result, a map can be the most apt tool when describing a city, both its material structure and its people.
Prevalent in all of my Tokyo maps are the holes in the center, the Imperial Palace. Isolated from Japanese politics, the Royal family remains a static symbol of Japan's history, parts discussed, and parts taboo.

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