The Sounds Of Tokyo

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The Sounds Of Tokyo

#1 Post by samwright8380 » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:30 pm

Anyone who has been to Tokyo will have traveled on the subway at one point. One of the fairly unique things I remember are the short jingles that would play to let you know when a train is arriving/departing. They are quite an everyday sound that you wouldn't necessarily associate with Tokyo. As there is a niche hobby for just about anything, so there are groups of people who go around recording all the songs at each station. Here's a link to one:

http://www.hatsumelo.com/line/

There's probably a better site out there somewhere, but this gives you an idea. The Yamanote Line is the main subway route.
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