Ken Fujii is someone who doesn’t let age interfere with his hobby. Even at the ripe old age of 50, he’s cruising the streets around Kobe, Osaka and Kyoto in what is arguably the widest Honda NSX in Japan.
SuperAutobacs atSunshine Wharf in Kobe regularly holds mini car shows which coincide with campaigns run by the store like a Recaro fair or a Honda Type R fair. For the last four years the Rotary Tuning Fair has been a fixture on SAB Sunshine Wharf’s calendar and this year it’s still going strong… kind of.
Locked up in a holding yard was this stunning KP510 Nissan Bluebird Coupe which I saw last night on my way to watch the summer fireworks in Kobe. It’s amazing what treasures will show up in Japan if you keep your eyes open!
A friend of mine asked if I knew about Kobe’s famous “Sakura-chan” AW11 MR-2 the other day, I had no idea what he was talking about so he directed me to a certain blog which had photos of the car in question.
I finally went back to my old neighborhood in Settsu-Motoyama in Kobe and sure enough, the old “abandoned” AE86 Toyota Sprinter Trueno was still there, only now in a different position! Yep, it’s the same car I saw behind my apartment way back in late 2003. Read more
There’s a small square in Sannomiya, Kobe City where a lot of people meet and there’s always a few buskers and other performers doing their routines to entertain everyone. This particular afternoon I was waiting for a friend and when he showed up he suddenly said “Check out Santa…” It didn’t occur to me that he was talking about this guy: Read more
All aboard the “Salad Express”! Read more
Another random street sighting from Kobe City.
Japan is a little different from other countries when it comes to car ownership. Instead of being seen as something of value and convenience, some people regard cars as annoying, money wasting piles of metal that lost their purpose the moment the first “Shaken” (vehicle inspection) came around. Read more
The title is the name of this “it really shouldn’t be there” Izakaya near Hankyu Kasuganomichi, Kobe City. Read more
Two hard tuned demo cars, more VIP Kei vans than you can poke a stick at… and a bagged Prius. Read more