Flying to the U.S. I passed through Narita International Airport, the principle air terminal for people in the Tokyo area to travel outside Japan. Though there are many airports in Japan offering international service, Narita is the most famous one, and is more or less a symbolic gateway between the isolated island dwellers of Japan and the wider world. Being such a famous place, Narita airport has served as the dramatic setting for many dramas, anime and manga stories, and every time I step foot in the departures lobby and look at the unique grid ceiling above me, I feel like I’ve come to a special place.
I’ve always loved the ceiling at Narita Airport.