Mini-Shinkansen Komachi is a high-speed rail line directly connecting between Tokyo and Akita. It is a bullet train that you are most likely taking travelling to Akita Prefecture.
A brand-new Komachi model has just been announced to the public for the first time. It was given the very first test run on July 7th, 2010 and operated between JR Morioka Station and JR Tazawako Station.
Photos Above Courtesy of JR Tazawako Station
Although the train arrived in Tazawako past midnight, rumors gathered many railroad fans from all over Japan to catch the very first glimpse of the new E6 series shinkansen.
The futuristic body in bright red with an elongated nose-like front is striking at the first glance. According to a local newspaper, Sakigake on the Web, a fan from Kyoto commented, “The shape and color look very cool and fast. With the two lights, the front looks almost like a human face.”
Photos Courtesy of Sakigake On the Web