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When the sign was invented in Japan, it was just a character on a cloth hung from a timber like a flag. Since then, the density of the population has increased, necessitating the signs becoming more noticeable to passengers; this required vivid colours or an electrical fluorescence to attract the people. Tokyo is now a full of electrical signs. Therefore, from the street, signs appear as a mosaic, yet, we can't tell the differences between each sign. It means they have lost the purpose of making signs, but at the same time, I realised that this phenomenon has made an individual image of the city. I was drawn by the point that a new entity has been born unexpectedly when many disparate components were unintentionally combined.


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