Hero!! or Villain?! That is the lighting question. In cities worldwide there are all types of different lighting environments, some are exciting, romantic or relaxing and some are outright shocking or unpleasant. Vote to Hero or Villain for this month’s pick. You be the judge.
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  • JR Okubo Station, Tokyo

    The light coming through stained glass window during the daytime is amazing at the north entrance of JR. Okubo station. On the other hand, LED lighting beneath the window, which is a byword for lighting at station, emitting glarely light. It seems a hero and a villain co-exist at the same space. Lighting is essential to ensure the safety of the station, but it may have become more comfortable space depending on the way of mounting. I think this current situation is a Villain.

    *Is this a hero or villain to you?

    Photo by: Masafumi Yamamoto from Tokyo


    The reporter said “The ingenuity of installation is needed more”. I agree on that but, in general, this space is very unique as a station and could be a kind of HERO. I will go to Okubo station right away to see this.