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Osaka Auto Messe 2017 February 16, 2017 22:20

Last week-end, we did a quick stop at Intex Osaka to take the temperature of the biggest car/bike event in Kansai area and bring you some photos!
Tiffany Long Nose GZ10
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
As usual, Hello Special and Bike Factory Kittan had 2 big booths and brought hips of cool cars and bikes!
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
Oda-san, boss of Hello Special and local super star is the man behind the Kyusha Expo held in Osaka last fall. This kyusha / bosozoku oriented was a huge success and Oda-san is already planning a bigger one for this year!
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
Last but not least: LB WORKS x MIYOSHI Kaido Racer RX-3
JDM Tsurikawa Osaka Auto Messe
Till next year Messe!

Kyusha Expo Osaka November 20, 2016 22:46

The Kansai Kyusha Expo is back! After 2 years of scarcity, the oldschool / zoku fans could finally enjoy crazy body kits, noisy exhausts, wide wheels and funky haircuts!
Originally organized in the Kyoto area, the event was more or less a wild car meet. The local started to bitch about the noise and the dangerous behaviors... and they shut it down. This year, Hello Special managed to get the Maishima venue (west of Osaka city) and invited all the bad boys to celebrate Japanese best era. An event we wouldn't have missed for the world! Oh, and yeah, we brought you back some photos! 
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Takeyari mufflers goodness!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Kaido racer Celica XX and 10 Soarer
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
GX51 Cresta rocking a front-mounted oilcooler.
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Decent lip spoiler on this SX70 Cresta!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Don't expect Kaido Racer roll-cages so safe you during a crash...
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Easy to get insane lip width with "Techin" wheels (steel wheels)!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Sensitive ears keep away!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
More Kaido Racer perfection! GX71 MarkII and Celica XX
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Those folks won the fashion contest. Bad ass outfits!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Cool to see some JDM Tsurikawa Kyoto Edition fans!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Skyline Japan love!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Kei Truck (mini truck) dekotora style
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Bunch of Dekotora, big ones this time!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Takeyari is an art!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Team stickers
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Bosozokus love decorated helmets! Even though the never wear them...
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Mandatory tsurikawa!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Found more Kyoto Edition tsurikawas!
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa
Most popular vehicles joined the parade at the end of the event.
Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM Tsurikawa

GZ10 shark nose blasting through the crowd.

Kyusha Expo Osaka JDM TsurikawaAnd a perverted Hakosuka to end a perfect day!


Heart Tsurikawa, the urban legend… April 26, 2016 21:55

If you ever have the chance to come to Kyoto, there’s an old railway that takes you to the hills and rice fields around the city you shouldn’t miss. The Kirara (part of the Eizan Railway) became very popular in Japan thanks to its tsurikawas. Actually, thanks to one of them to be precise. 

 jdmtsurikawa heart train handle japan tsurikawa

 

The railway company had the great idea to install a unique pink heart-shaped tsurikawa in one of its 22 carts. 1 unique tsurikawa, out of 1028! And to spice up the game a bit more, they even change its position every few days!

jdmtsurikawa heart train handle japan tsurikawa

 

Needless to say that people here got absolutely crazy when they heard that story and the hunt of the Holly Tsurikawa made it to national news soon after its release.

jdmtsurikawa heart train handle japan tsurikawa

It’s true you have to be very lucky to see it. Well… you can also spend a whole day riding as many trains as possible and check every cart, but you’d kill the magic and probably end up with local staff questioning your motivations…

jdmtsurikawa heart train handle japan tsurikawa

Grab it and may your wish come true! Young Japanese women believe that finding it is a good sign for their fulfillment in love.

jdmtsurikawa heart train handle japan tsurikawa

Spent hours in local trains without any sign of heart tsurikawa? No problem! You can still get the key holder! Not sure you’ll have the same luck for love though…


Kyoto Edition featured in magazines March 10, 2016 23:08

Super stocked to see our Kyoto Edition tsurikawas featured in several Japanese magazines this month (Custom Car, Kei Car Special and K Style)! We created 5 new models (Akina, Geisha, Kimono, Wasabi and Yuki) in collaboration with Hello Special and they were all released during the Tokyo Auto Salon last January. Hello Special used their new demo car as a display support for the Kyoto Edition tsurikawas and we couldn't be any happier with the audience enthusiasm and the press coverage!

JDM Tsurikawa press coverage


Osaka Auto Messe 2016 February 14, 2016 17:11

The 2016 Osaka Auto Messe, held at the Intex Convention Center last week has just closed it doors, but we were there to bring you back some photos! This 3 days show is the second biggest event in Japan for customs cars and bikes, right after the Tokyo Auto Salon. The flavor is quite different though, with more VIPs, Kaido Racers and Bosozoku machines. This is definitely not something we will complain about!

The local folks from Hello Special had the coolest booth around with super cute modified Kei cars/trucks (small city cars equipped with 660cc engine) bososoku style! 

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special booth

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special is specialized in modified Kei trucks like these. Kei trucks are usually used by farmers or country side people as they are cheap and very convenient.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special girls with their cute tokko-fuku uniform.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothHello Special new demo car: Suzuki Alto with an old Nissan Hakosuka race colors.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa Hello Special boothJDM Tsurikawa x Hello Special Special Kyoto Edition!!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa dekotoraDekotora (Decorated truck).

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikesSome cool bosozoku bikes brought by Bike Factory Kittan.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerNissan Skyline "Japan" kaido racer.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerThose works fenders are sexy!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM TsurikawaKei trucks with a twist.

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racerToyota Soarer GZ10 long nose!!!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa kaido racer

Soft, but clean, exhaust system on this one!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooterNo limit! Mini scooter can also be bosozokued!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooter

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku scooter

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikes

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku bikesBeautiful CBX400F at the K Break booth!

Osaka Auto Messe JDM Tsurikawa bosozoku girlsSee you next year!


Welcome to the new JDM Tsurikawa website! March 13, 2015 13:30

JDM Tsurikawa is your No.1 source for Japanese tsurikawas, and bosozoku gears! Straight from Japan!