Yep, time for another Japan collaboration. This time, it’s between alcohol manufacturer Suntory and the high speed rail train, the shinkansen. The collaboration will see twelve special edition cans adorned with artwork featuring different shinkansen with some iconic Japanese landscapes and scenery.
Let’s see a breakdown of the cans below:
L-R: The Hokkaido Shinkansen (“Hayabusa” H5 Series) is accompanied by a night view of Hakodate, one of Japan’s three great night views; the Akita Shinkansen (“Komachi” E6 Series) features Japan’s deepest lake, Lake Tazawa; the Yamagata Shinkansen (“Tsubasa E3 Series) shows off the stunning Ginzan Onsen town; and the Jōetsu Shinkansen (“Max” E4 Series) runs past Mount Hakkai, one of the three great mountains of Echigo, which is the old name for the area of Niigata Prefecture.
L-R: The Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Asama” E2 Series) shows the scenery around Asamayama in Nagano Prefecture; the Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Kagayaki” E7 Series) displays the beauty of Kenroku-en in Ishikawa Prefecture, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan; the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” N700 A Series) runs by world-famous Mount Fuji; and the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” 700 Series) shows Yasaka Pagoda, the last remaining building from Hokanji Temple, and one of the most impressive landmarks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama District.
L-R: The Sanyō Shinkansen (“Hikari Rail Star” 700 Series) is pictured alongside the country’s most spectacular castle, Himeji Castle; the Sanyō Shinkansen (“Kodama” 500 Series) is shown with the famous red torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine; the Sanyō-Kyushu Shinkansen (“Mizuho”/”Sakura” Series N700); and the Kyushu Shinkansen (“Tsubame” Shin-800 Series) can be seen with Nabegataki Falls in the background.
The cans will be of the 350ml variety and will be sold from the 19th of July 2016 in 12 packs so that way you’re ensured of collecting all twelve if that’s your shtick. If you’re looking to import them, you’re in luck as Rakuten will be handling online orders. The cost will be ¥2,892 plus shipping.
Source: Rocket News