07/17/10 105 W, 2 I - + 9 - 6 Dekotora

Also for your weekend enjoyment and unrelated to anything we usually write about, here's the Wikipedia entry for Dekotora. Abbreviation for "decorated truck" and as typically found in Japan. Really, really, really loudly decorated trucks, noted for neon or ultraviolet lights, crazy paints, and stainless steel or golden parts.

Photographer Masaru Tatsuki spent some ten years shooting said rigs, and here's a Tokyo-based magazine article about him and his subject matter. He's also published a book about them. Available through Amazon Japan, and only 3,045 yen!

Google Images finds many more pictures of these fascinating creations.

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