the exterior of Inakadate Station | photo courtesy Inakadate Village
A 70-year old train station in Inakadate Village, located in the Northern region of Aomori prefecture, has received an unexpected facelift. A local artist who goes by the name Goma was commissioned to illustrate the interior — everything from floor to ceiling and even trash cans — and transform it into an immersive art installation.
the new interior of Inakadate Station | photo courtesy Inakadate Village
The 33-year old Goma specializes in dense, psychedelic drawings and paintings, a style which he applied in full to the interior of Inakadate Station. The 70-year old station was in need of a facelift and Goma was hired to be a part of it. Initially he was asked to just hang some of his art works on the wall. But he convinced local authorities to let him create a more immersive experience.
Inakadate Village is actually accustomed to creative endeavors: they’re known for their rice paddy art fields, which attract plenty of tourists each year. Inakadate Station (Gmap) is not too far from the rice paddy art so if you’re passing through be sure to check it out.
the new interior of Inakadate Station | photo courtesy the artist
even the trash can was part of the art | photo courtesy the artist
the artist standing in a section of his own creation | photo courtesy the artist