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GZ10 shark nose blasting through the crowd.
And 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.
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!
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.
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…
Grab it and may your wish come true! Young Japanese women believe that finding it is a good sign for their fulfillment in love.
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!
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!
Hello 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.
Hello Special girls with their cute tokko-fuku uniform.
Hello Special new demo car: Suzuki Alto with an old Nissan Hakosuka race colors.
JDM Tsurikawa x Hello Special Special Kyoto Edition!!
Dekotora (Decorated truck).
Some cool bosozoku bikes brought by Bike Factory Kittan.
Nissan Skyline "Japan" kaido racer.
Those works fenders are sexy!
Kei trucks with a twist.
Toyota Soarer GZ10 long nose!!!
Soft, but clean, exhaust system on this one!
No limit! Mini scooter can also be bosozokued!
Beautiful CBX400F at the K Break booth!
See you next year!