Taken on the highway near the Daikoku junction earlier this year:
a group of bosozoku revving their motorcycles! (more…)
I had a good laugh when I watched this stop motion animation of two bosozoku style cars being chased by the Japanese police:
The video is called Tomica “Brothers race shop”. The two brothers drive a Nissan Skyline KPGC10 and a Nissan Skyline KDR30 Super Silhouette (replica) and even manage to get the military involved… The video was made by CARBOY0604 and his son. Love the way the music shifts from scene to scene. 😉
[ This is a crosspost between two of my blogs ]by banpei with no comments yet
You may have seen pictures of cats dressed up bosozoku a couple of times before and probably wondered what the idea behind these pictures were…
Somewhere during the late 80s the Nameneko cats (also called Pelorian) were a really popular hype. The hype was that people dressed up cats in ridiculous costumes and took pictures of it. The most famous creator of pictures and videos of these cats was an artist called Tsudo who called them Nameneko. Nameneko means unlickable (slang for Namen Nayo which means don’t lick me).
This hype was also at the top of the popularity of the bosozoku, so naturally a lot of these cats were dressed up as bosozoku or Yanky.
You may think the Nameneko cats were exposed to cruelty. According to various sources the photoshoots were actually done very carefully without harming the cats! All cats are not looking angry nor freightened and cats defend themselves if they don’t like the situation they are in.
To ensure the cats remained “cute” the shootings had to be done in a very short period. So multiple people were needed per photoshoot to ensure the cats did not start to get angry or bored and only a few pictures could be made per session. In this light some of these videos must have taken months to complete and are a true piece of art!
Nowadays Nameneko cats are still popular in Japan, but due to new technology it is no longer necessary to actually dress up the cats. 😉
Just found this picture, presumably from the early 90s:
Hanging out with the fuzz
Now that’s a rad thing to do: hanging out of a cop car like it is a zokusha. Apparently the po doesn’t mind since he is laughing about the scene. 😉
This week we do not have a bosozoku style car in the exhaust of the week, but a bike! This bosozoku rev champion explains how you should play music on your bikes:
I was so impressed on how easy it actually is. It is all a combination of revving your engine and playing with the clutch to change the pitch of the sound! He also show how different it sounds per motorcycle! I love his play on the Gragae Flash creation best! 🙂
Imagine doing this on your zokusha! That would be a good use of the heel-to-toe technique! 😉by banpei with no comments yet