Figure 3.5

A child plays with a range of shinkansen toys

Examples of Sanrio's range of shinkansen goods

JR East's shinkansen characters representing the E4-series, E2-series and E3-series shinkansen - note that the Komachi figure is feminine in keeping with the origins of its name

The image of the shinkansen being used to promote 'World Citizenship Day' in Taiwan

Photos in my book Shinkansen - From Bullet Train to Symbol of Modern Japan

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