Monday, June 10, 2013

About a colorful E-257 train appearing in Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Blog called Through the Sapphire Sky offers some reflections and interesting pictures of the E-257 express train and the 9/10 platform in Shinjuku, about which we posted an article on May 2.

Here is a brief quote:

The E-257 express train in Haruki Murakami's "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"

Haruki Murakami’s new novel, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” sold more than a million copies in just over a week when it went on sale last month. The protagonist, Tsukuru, works for a railway company where he designs stations. He has always been a tetchan, precisely, an Ekitetsu, since childhood. In the last chapter of the novel, Tsukuru sits on a bench seeing off the last train bound for Matsumoto leaving Track 9 and disappearing into darkness at Shijyuku Station in Tokyo. The novel only says that the train is a limited express of E-257 series.

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