Exterior Design

"The Future of Wa (Harmony)," racing across Hokuriku.

The design shines a light on the values and aesthetics of "wa," handed down throughout Japan's history, and embodies the desire of connecting to the future.

"The Future of Wa (Harmony)," racing across Hokuriku.

An exterior design that expresses a sense of speed and fearlessness.

The nose shape adopts a flowing "one-motion line" design. The design, depicting traditional Japanese colors, consists of a carefully shaped form for traveling at high speeds.
Combining tradition and tomorrow, the exterior design makes for a beautiful addition to the natural scenery along the railway.

Sky blue(Upper body and band)

Sky blue(Upper body and band)

Represents the blue of the vast sky stretching out along the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.



Represents the copper of Japan's traditional crafts, from copperware to damascening.

Ivory white(Train body)

Ivory white(Train body)

Represents Japanese-style elegance and composure.


"One-Motion Line" Nose Designed with Environmental Performance in Mind

Dubbed a "One-motion line," the simple, streamlined shape of the nose helps reduce noise.

GranClass with "Full Active Suspension"

For an even more improved ride, car No. 12, the GranClass car, offers a fully active suspension (shaking prevention control equipment).

Enhanced Brake System for Improved Performance

Improved braking performance means shorter braking distances in the event of an earthquake or other emergency situation.

Quiet and Environmentally Friendly Pantograph

The simple, single-arm pantograph offers excellent aerodynamics and helps contribute to noise reduction.

Vehicle System Capable of Handling Varying Power Frequencies

To handle the different frequencies of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, the railcars utilize a device that supports both 50 and 60 Hz.