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Sister Suspended Monorails

On April 2018 the president of shonan monorail Mr. Hideo Otawari and managing director of WSW mobile Mr. Ulrich Jaeger met in the city of Wuppertal. The idea of the “Sister Suspended Monorails” was born.

On the occasion of the first test-drive of wuppertals suspended monorail, 120 years ago, we celebrate this event with our “little sister” shonan monorail on the 13th of September.

The sky-blue wagon NO1 will be hovering over the city in a specially created kawaii-design. In addition to that, there will be more events around the twinning of the two monorails.For this event the monorails and the stations of shonan monorail are decorated in kawaii-style and passengers will receive special event-tickets.

What is kawaii?

Kawaii is the Japanese notation for adorable and sweet. The connotation of innocence and childishness is a symbol of pop-culture, which can be seen through wide sections of the society. In Germany kawaii gets more and more prominent. Hello Kitty, Pokemon and anime-comics are known examples.