From the same source as the exhaust of this week a short video of deep dishes on the Tokyo Auto Salon 2011:
Found at [tyuubuak @ Youtube]by banpei with
A few years back the Hayashi Sakura wheels were a very rare find! Since a few years these retro vintage wheels are being reproduced in various sizes, including these 12Js:
Hayashi Sakura 14 inch 12J
Sakura (???) means Cherry Blossom. As you can see the inside of these rims have a cherry blossom shape. Sakura is associated with good fortune, love, affection and represents spring. I couldn’t think of any better rims than these!
This set of two has never been used and are in perfect condition. Consider the size of 12J to be as rare as the 7J variants were a few years back.
Apparently they are made of real cherry blossoms: the seller wants 230000 yen (2500 dollars) for this pair!
You can find the auction here:
Hayashi Sakura 14 inch 12J on Auctions Yahoo
More auction rims: these 13J Hayashi Sakura rims were for sale up till last sunday. I already was familiar with the Sakura rims before but never this wide. They really look fantastic with a big lip like this one:
Deep dish 13J Hayashi Sakura rims
The rims itself are only a pair, so no full set. They have an offset of -78 which, according to my calculations, need about 15 cm of fender extenders to fit on my own car!
Even though these rims are back in production again since 2 years they really are something special!by banpei with