Original JDM Tsurikawa Number Plate / Shingo Mushi
Japanese number plates are over played? Well, we got sometimes very cool for you!
In Japan, when you need to drive a car that doesn't have a valid Shaken (car inspection) or is not registered, you can temporary use a special number plate called "kari number" (仮ナンバー, "Kari" means temporary). This number plate can be requested at your local city hall, and used from 3 to 5 days. It is very cheap, you don't need many documents and it basically allows you to drive pretty much anything on the road. There are different format of Kari Number but the most common on features a diagonal red line, random numbers, and kanjis related to the prefecture and the city.
Red stripe, grey zone
While the Kari Number is mostly used by garages to bring cars to the Shaken center, it also helps a lot of car enthusiasts who want to drive their car to the track or to a show and can't afford a trailer. Or when they want to go for a run in the mountains once in while...
Of course, this type of use is not permitted, but this is a grey zone and it is common to see modified cars with a Kari Number driving around. You know he is not going to the Shaken center haha!
JDM Tsurikawa boso version
Because the Kari Number is often associated to bad manners, we created our own version (which respects the official size, design and font type), with a special twist... The kanjis on the left mean Osaka (大阪） and the kanjis at the bottom mean "bosozoku" (暴走族). Japanese regular number plates can be customized but you can only play with the numbers. So people get creative! For this number plate, we picked very special numbers: 45-64. Which can be read as "Shingo Mushi"
4 > shi > shin
5 > go
6 > mutsu > mu
4 > shi
Shingo Mushi literally means "ignore traffic lights". This is the expression we use when someone doesn't stop at the red light. Because who cares about the traffic lights anyway! (^o^)v
The JDM Tsurikawa "Kari Number" number plate is for decoration purpose only.
The size and holes distance is Japanese spec.
NUMBER PLATE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY
Size: 330 x 165mm / 13 x 6.5" Distance between holes: 21cm / 8.3"
Material: Embossed aluminium
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