Eiji Mitooka

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Eiji Mitooka
Eiji Mitooka Mt.Fuji station Opening Ceremony 20110701.jpg
Eiji Mitooka at the tape-cutting ceremony for Fujisan Station in July 2011
Native name 水戸岡 鋭治
Born (1947-07-05) 5 July 1947 (age 69)
Okayama Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Managing director of Don Design Associates
Known for Industrial design

Eiji Mitooka (水戸岡 鋭治, Mitooka Eiji, born 5 July 1947 in Okayama Prefecture) is a Japanese industrial designer, illustrator, and managing director of the industrial design company Don Design Associates (ドーンデザイン研究所). He also works as a design consultant for Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu).[1]

Biography[edit]

Mitooka graduated from Okayama Technical High School in 1965.[1]

After graduating from high school, Mitooka worked at Studio Silvo Coppola in Italy before founding Don Design Associates in 1972.[1] The company oversees design projects for buildings, interiors, railway vehicles, graphics, and products.[1]

In October 2011, Mitooka was awarded the 59th Kikuchi Kan Prize, presented annually by Bungei Shunju literary magazine and the Society for the Advancement of Japanese Culture.[2]

Projects[edit]

JR Kyushu projects[edit]

Kyushu Shinkansen 800 series, 2004

Fujikyu projects[edit]

Other railway projects[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Eiji Mitooka Great Railway Era Exhibition: From Ekiben to Shinkansen (水戸岡鋭治の大鉄道時代展 駅弁から新幹線まで) Axis Gallery, Tokyo, 8–23 October 2011[27]
  • Eiji Mitooka Railway Design Exhibition: From Ekiben to Shinkansen (水戸岡鋭治の鉄道デザイン展 駅弁から新幹線まで) Art Tower Mito Contemporary Gallery, 7 July - 30 September 2012[28]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mitooka, Eiji (1985). Airbrushing in rendering. Van Nostrand Reinhold. p. 133. ISBN 978-0442260828. 
  • Mitooka, Eiji (21 December 2004). ぼくは「つばめ」のデザイナー―九州新幹線800系誕生物語 [Tsubame 800 Kyushu Shinkansen Design Story]. Kodansha. p. 155. ISBN 978-4062125321. 
  • Mitooka, Eiji (6 June 2007). 旅するデザイン 鉄道でめぐる九州 水戸岡鋭治のデザイン画集 [Around The Kyushu]. Shogakukan. p. 145. ISBN 978-4096820124. 
  • Mitooka, Eiji (1 August 2009). 水戸岡鋭治の「正しい」鉄道デザイン―私はなぜ九州新幹線に金箔を貼ったのか? [Eiji Mitooka's "Correct" Railway Design - Why I Applied Gold Leaf to the Kyushu Shinkansen]. Kotsu Shimbunsha. p. 198. ISBN 978-4330087092. 
  • Mitooka, Eiji (11 December 2009). 電車のデザイン [Railway Vehicle Design]. Chuokoron Shinsha. p. 205. ISBN 978-4121503367. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Guest Profile: Eiji Mitooka" (in Japanese). Japan: J-Wave. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ 菊池寛賞、なでしこ・沢主将らに [Kikuchi Kan Prize to Nadeshiko Sawa and others]. The Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. 19 October 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 水戸岡氏のプロフィール及びこれまでの主な仕事 [Eiji Mitooka profile and list of major projects] (PDF) (in Japanese). Japan: Kyushu Railway Company. Archived from the original (pdf) on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b JR特急列車年鑑2013 [Limited Express Annual 2013]. Tokyo, Japan: Ikaros Publications Ltd. 20 December 2012. pp. 118–123. ISBN 978-4-86320-654-0. 
  5. ^ "JR九州 キハ47形改造車 "指宿のたまて箱"" [JR Kyushu converted KiHa 47 Ibusuki no Tamatebako]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 40 no. 324. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. April 2011. pp. 80–81. 
  6. ^ JR九州:豪華列車「ななつ星」 来年10月から運行 [JR Kyushu deluxe train Seven Stars in service from October 2013]. Mainichi jp (in Japanese). Japan: The Mainichi Newspapers. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "JR九州 筑肥線に305系通勤型直流電車投入" [JR Kyushu to introduce 305 series DC commuter trains on Chikuhi Line]. Tetsudo Hobidas (in Japanese). Japan: Neko Publishing. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Luxury ‘dream train’ designed over 100 years ago goes into service in Kyushu". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  9. ^ 地球にやさしい“蓄電池電車”「DENCHA」運行開始 JR筑豊線 [Environmentally friendly "Dencha" battery train enters service on JR Chikuho Line]. Sankei West (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. 19 October 2016. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  10. ^ 肥薩線にD&S列車「かわせみ やませみ」を導入 ["Kawasemi Yamasemi" D&S train to be introduced on Hisatsu Line]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  11. ^ 811系リニューアル車,4月27日から営業運転を開始 [Refurbished 811 series train to enter revenue service from 27 April]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 26 April 2017. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  12. ^ 富士急行「富士登山電車」を運行 [Fujikyuko to introduce "Fuji Tozan Train"]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 49 no. 581. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. September 2009. p. 74. 
  13. ^ 各駅のご案内 [Station information] (in Japanese). Japan: Fujikyuko. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  14. ^ 水戸岡鋭治氏、次は富士吉田の市街地をリニューアル!? - 富士山駅誕生式典 [Fujisan Station Opening Ceremony - Eiji Mitooka: Next plan is to renovate the town of Fujiyoshida?]. Mynavi News (in Japanese). Japan: Mynavi Corporation. 2 July 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "富士急行6000系(元JR205系)が2月29日にデビュー" [Fujikyu 6000 series (former JR 205 series) debuts on 29 February]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 41 no. 336. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. April 2012. p. 81. 
  16. ^ 富士急行8500系 [Fuji Kyuko 8500 series]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 56 no. 662. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. June 2016. p. 104-105. 
  17. ^ Tsuru, Michitaka (June 2006). "いちご電車をよろしく" [Please welcome the Strawberry Train]. Railway Journal. Japan: Tetsudō Journal (476): 78–83. 
  18. ^ "肥薩オレンジ鉄道 観光列車 "おれんじ食堂"" [Hisatsu Orange Railway: "Orange Restaurant" Sightseeing Train]. Tetsudō Daiya Jōhō Magazine. Vol. 41 no. 342. Japan: Kōtsū Shimbun. October 2012. p. 71. 
  19. ^ KTR車両の改造デザイン等の決定について [Details of KTR train rebuilding]. News Release (in Japanese). Japanese: Kitakinki Tango Railway Company. 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  20. ^ 水戸岡さんデザイン最後の車両に? くま川鉄道 [Kumagawa Railroad - Last trains to be designed by Eiji Mitooka?]. Kumanichi.com (in Japanese). Japan: Kumamoto Nichinichi Shimbun. 28 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "JR四国「しまんトロッコ」" [JR Shikoku Shiman Torocco]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 53 no. 630. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. October 2013. p. 57. 
  22. ^ 北近畿タンゴ鉄道「コミューター車両」 [Kitakinki Tango Railway "commuter train"]. Japan Railfan Magazine (in Japanese). Vol. 54 no. 633. Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. January 2014. p. 69. 
  23. ^ しなの鉄道 観光列車「ろくもん」のデザインを発表 [Shinano Railway unveils design for "Rokumon" tourist train]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  24. ^ 京都丹後鉄道、新しい特急列車を運行へ…「ディスカバリー」を改造 [Kyoto Tango Railway to introduce new limited express trains rebuilt from "Discovery" trains]. Response (in Japanese). Japan: IID, Inc. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  25. ^ 長良川鉄道,観光列車「ながら」を導入 [Nagaragawa Railway to introduced "Nagara" sightseeing train]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  26. ^ 伊豆の新たな観光列車は「THE ROYAL EXPRESS ザ ロイヤル エクスプレス」 デザインも発表 [Design unveiled for new Izu sightseeing train "The Royal Express"]. tetsudo-shimbun.com (in Japanese). Japan: Tetsudo Shimbun. 17 November 2016. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "Axis Gallery" (in Japanese). Japan: Axis Inc. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  28. ^ "Eiji Mitooka Railway Design Exhibition: From Ekiben to Shinkansen". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. 5 July 2012. p. 14. ISSN 0289-1956. 

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