Tokyo’s train stations each possess a certain unique character that goes beyond their look. The individual architecture, the layout of the tracks, the materials used, the rhythm of the arriving and departing trains, all these elements come together to form a station’s personality. For his photobook “Station”, Takeshi Shinoda examined Tokyo’s train stations like an archaeologist to unearth not only the physicality, the details, the stains and the patina that characterize each station but also people’s memories and sensations that, invisible to the eye, have become part of these place’s ether. His atmospheric, careful shots invite us to examine the concreteness of common everyday places, our relationship with them and the lasting traces we inscribe them with.