The Oedo (oh-eh-dough) Line is one I use regularly and it’s one of the newer ones in Tokyo, so it’s really far underground. In some places, it’s 7 stories below. The escalators are massive. From the subway platform to the street level, it takes about 10 minutes at some stations. I really hope I’m not riding on it during an earthquake.
This line runs through Shinjuku, a big shopping area, and to Roppongi, the nightlife district. I hardly ever go to Roppongi, but it’s probably one of the sleazier parts of Tokyo. It’s not dangerous to walk around, but you will probably meet a lot of overly friendly girls. It’s a mix of strip joints, plastic surgery clinics, bars, lonely rich expats, and girls who are experts at removing money from men. It has its sleazy charms, but I’m neither a rich expat nor a woman who wants to vaccuum money out of one, so it’s not all that appealling.
The Oedo Line is a fuschia color, right where pink and purple overlap.
All the photos that I took ended up looking much more blue than the real purple, so I had to use the flash and lighten the photo a bit.
This was made with 1/2 China Glaze Vermillion, a red creme, 1/4 Misa Pour Me Something Tall and Strong, a blue creme, and 1/4 Color Club Screamin’ Fuschia, a…well, the name says it all, though it’s more pinkish than true fuschia. It was very streaky. I was in a hurry as usual, so my application wasn’t fabulous, but the colors didn’t play together all that nicely. I had the heater in my apartment on, so the hot and dry air may have affected the application.
But it’s kind of a fun color that suits the time between winter and spring- not too pastel, but not too wintry. I’m going to try this one again when I have a little more time and I’m not sitting in front of the heater!