Himiko-Tokyo december 2011
Water Bus “Himiko” Produced by Mr. Leiji Matsumoto,one of the best renowned Japanese cartoonists, now runs from Asakusa to Odaiba Seaside Park, to Toyosu and then back to Asakusa.
“Himiko” is a completely unique water bus with its streamline shaped body with 3D windows. Mr. Matsumoto designed based on its concepts, “the image of teardrop” and “the ship appealing to children.” During the daytime the futuristic ship runs through old Edo and modern Tokyo while enjoying 360-degree panoramic view. At night the floor panels are lit up and emphasize the ship’s sophisticated design. “Himiko” is named after Queen Himiko who was the first recognized independent lady in Japanese history.