This book introduces station name signs of all 166 companies (lines) in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa, with photos and typefaces.
It explains “letters used on railroads and their designs.”
With the cooperation of Keikyu Electric Railway, which celebrates its 120th anniversary in 2018, the magazine includes many contents related to railroad lettering, such as tracing the evolution of the Keikyu Kawasaki Daishi Station logo.
[Table of Contents]
■Railroad Character Collection [Hokkaido/Tohoku].
JR Hokkaido/Sapporo City Subway/Donan Isaribi Railway/Sapporo City Tram/Hakodate City Tram/ Tsugaru Railway/Konan Railway
Aoimori Railway/IGR Iwate Galaxy Railway/Sanriku Railway/Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway/Yurikogen Railway/Yamagata Railway/
JR East Japan(Tohoku)/Sendai City Subway/Sendai Airport Railway/Sendai Airport Railway/Fukushima Kotsu/Abukuma Express/Aizu Railway
■Ekimoji Collection [Kanto Version] (Japanese only)
JR East(Kanto)/Tokyo Metro/Toei Subway/Tokyu Corporation/Keihin Electric Express Railway/Odakyu Corporation/Keio Electric Railway
Seibu Railway / Tobu Railway / Keisei Electric Railway / Sagami Railway / Yokohama Rapid Transit / Yokohama Municipal Subway / Enoshima Electric Railway /
Hakone Tozan Railway / Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit / Metropolitan New Transit Railway / Nagare Railway / Toyo Rapid Transit / Saitama Rapid Transit / Shin Keisei Electric Railway /
Hokuso Railway / Shibayama Railway / Kominato Railway / Isumi Railway / Choshi Electric Railway / Kashima Waterfront Railway / Hitachinaka Seaside Railway / Kanto Railway / Moka Railway / Watarase Electric Railway
Noiwa Railway / Watarase Gorge Railway / Jyoshin Electric Railway / Jomo Electric Railway / Chichibu Railway / Fujikyuko / Toden Arakawa Line / Tokyo Monorail
Tama Urban Monorail / Shonan Monorail / Chiba Urban Monorail / Maihama Resort Line / Nippori-Toneri Liner
Yurikamome / Saitama New Transit / Yokohama Seaside Line / Yamaman
■Ekimoji Collection [Shinetsu/Hokuriku] (Japanese only)
Alpico Kotsu / Nagano Electric Railway / Shinano Railway / Hokuetsu Kyuko / Echigo Tokimeki Railway / Ainokaze Toyama Railway / Toyama Railway
IR Ishikawa Railway / Toyama Chiho Railway / Kurobe Gorge Railway / Hokuriku Railway / Noto Railway / Fukui Railway / Echizen Railway / Toyama Light Rail / Manyo Line
■Ekimoji Collection [Tokai
JR Tokai/ Nagoya Municipal Subway/ Nagoya Railroad/ Nagoya Waterfront Rapid Transit/ Aichi Loop Railway/ Tokai Kotsu Jigyo/ Aichi Rapid Transit/ Toyohashi Railway
Aichi Rapid Transit / Toyohashi Railway / Enshu Railway / Shizuoka Railway / Gakunan Railway / Tenryu Hamanako Railway / Oigawa Railway
Izu Hakone Railway / Izu Kyuko / Meichi Railway / Nagaragawa Railway / Tarumi Railway / Yoro Railway / Sanuki Railway / Yokkaichi Asunaro Railway / Ise Railway / Iga Railway
■Ekimoji Collection [Kansai version
JR West Japan/ Osaka Municipal Subway/ Keihan Electric Railway/ Hankyu Electric Railway/ Hanshin Electric Railway/ Nankai Electric Railway/ Kinki Nippon Railway/
Kobe Municipal Subway/Kyoto Municipal Subway/Omi Railroad/Shigaraki Kogen Railway/Eizan Electric Railway/Keifuku Electric Railway/Sagano Kanko Railway/
Kyoto Tango Railway / Sanyo Electric Railway / Hojo Railway / Kobe Electric Railway / Hokushin Express Railway / Nose Electric Railway / Kita Osaka Kyuko Railway
Senboku Rapid Transit / Mizuma Railway / Wakayama Electric Railway / Kishu Railway / Hankai Electric Railway / Osaka Rapid Transit / Nanko Port Town Line / Kobe New Transit
■Ekimoji Collection [Chugoku/Shikoku
JR Shikoku / Takamatsu Kotohira Electric Railway / Iyo Railway / Tosa Kuroshio Railway / Asa Kaigan Railway / Tosaden Kotsu / Chizu Kyuko / Okayama Electric Railway
Okayama Electric Railway / Ihara Railway / Mizushima Rinkai Railway / Hiroshima Electric Railway / Hiroshima Rapid Transit / Nishikigawa Railway / Ichibata Railway / Wakasakura Railway
■Ekimoji Collection [Kyushu/Okinawa version
JR Kyushu / Fukuoka City Subway / Nishinippon Railway / Chikuho Electric Railway / Heisei Chikuho Railway / Mojiko Retro Sightseeing Line / Amagi Railway / Matsuura Railway / Shimabara Railway
Matsuura Railway / Shimabara Railway / Kumamoto Electric Railway / Minamiaso Railway / Kumagawa Railway / Hisatsu Orenji Railway / Nagasaki Electric Railway
Kumamoto City Tram / Kagoshima City Tram / Kitakyushu Rapid Transit / Okinawa Urban Monorail
■COLUMN Moji Tsushin
Hokkaido & Tohoku / Kanto / Shinetsu & Hokuriku / Tokai / Kansai / Chugoku & Shikoku / Kyushu & Okinawa
■Keikyu letters 120 YEARS
■Doki Doki! Keihan Limited Express Station Name Contest
■List of station sign typefaces in Japan
■Keihan Station Font Guide
■Manners of Keikyu station markers
■Glossary of character iron terms
■Not only at stations! Let’s write letters on trains.
- Release Date:
- December, 2017
Representative of Design Express Co., Ltd.
Born in Suginami-ku, Tokyo in 1987. He dropped out of the Faculty of Arts, Tokyo Polytechnic University.
After working for an animation design production company, he established Design Kyuko Co., Ltd. in 2017.
He is a member of the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA).