Tag Archives: Skyline

Kato-san’s Kenmeri

In a country steeped in tradition, culture, and obedience, characters such as Wataru Kato would surely go against the grain and be seen as ‘very much outside the box’. Despite the colourful jeans, gold shoes and larger than life personality, he is about as traditional as it comes with his automotive tuning. He is well known for creating crazy European supercars with a Japanese twist, but he cut his teeth on classic j-tin icons such as the fairlady, hakosuka, and kenmeri. One of his latest creations is a wild, yet traditional Kenmeri that embraces the traditional roots of shakotan but for an unknown reason just feels like a fresh twist on an old favourite.

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Blogroll – Day 12

I don’t often manage to venture all the way down to Hiroshima, but when I can it always makes me wish I could stay longer.  It is easily one of my top 5 places in Japan!  This time however I was headed south to catch up with a bunch of friends, and enjoy a bit of car-spotting.

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Blogroll – Day 11

After an amazing day kicking back with Miura-san and Nakawatase-san, it was just a short trip down the road to Nagoya where another good bunch of folk were waiting.  Liberty Walk is one of my favourite shops to visit because of the characters that lurk within.

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Blogroll – Day 2

After a day of kicking back in Narita and getting setup at the hotel it was time to dust off the camera gear and head out to meet Toby Nikolas and his R33.  Before doing that, I took a detour via Akihabara.

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Pushing the boundaries – Stanced Out

Rules were made to be broken, and boundaries are there to be pushed is a common thought among many J-side tuners. Internet forums rage with the argument of form vs function. Anyone who isn’t interested in broadening their horizons then continue on to another post as this is not going to float your boat.

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86 & Skyline festival

There are 3 things Japan takes very seriously. Sushi, Skylines and 86s. So when you decide to combine two of the three together you are in for one hell of an event, or as the Japanese would say bari tanoshiiyo.

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