which as anyone who’s been to Tokyo knows, looks like a complicated, colorful intersection of a mesmerizing volume of trains and destinations, and the Japanese music scene. Called the Central Tokyo Music Network Map, it plots the multi-faceted Japanese music scene, you can see the names of key musicians and bands that lead to specific genres as though they were mapped like the Tokyo subway system.

The other aspect of the map is that visually, it looks like a piece of art with its colorful connections and so-called “destinations” as subcultures of music are threaded together coming to intersections defined as a subway “platform.”
Looking at the music scene in Tokyo via a subway map actually helps to make sense of how various genres crossover and who’s on the radar, literally, of leading music culture across the city.