Another great video from Luke Huxham // Maiham Media
by Mark Bramley.
by Kenny Chow.
by Abbitt Wilkerson
A bit of a delay with this feature as it’s been a little hectic lately. Put the cars to the side for a minute…
I took a trip to the Hyper Japan, the UKs biggest J-Culture event, a 3 day show which is only in it’s second year. Having last year been held in Shoreditch, London. A larger venue was required to deal with demand from both exhibitors and visitors, Olympia 2 in Kensington being the chosen location. This years tragic events have brought the community together even more and everyone was keen to show their support. I went on the opening Friday (23/07), it was relatively quiet compared to the 2 hour queues of Saturday, it wouldn’t have mattered to me because I had a media pass, oh yea.
The event showcases various aspects of Japanese culture and it’s interesting and diverse sub-cultures including food, technology, fashion, games, film, music, anime, manga, cosplay and more, obviously for us it’s usually cars but it’s good to mix it up and I like a bit of Sushi.
Awesome time lapse by Brad Kremer.
If you love Japan and love Japanese cars then you’ll love this video. Made by Hann of the Insane Drifters Crew from Australia. Just sit back and enjoy a Japanese treat, it’s another wish you were there vid and it’s epic.
To quote someone on Vimeo “This vid never gets old”, Amen.
DriftColors.com : Episode 2 – Ebisu Circuit Meet The Drivers Part 1
DriftColors.com : Episode 3 – Sumika Kubokawa Team Orange
Luke Huxham of WeAreDrift back with a bang and this web mini-series about Ebisu Circuit in Japan. Awesome.
It’s been a month since the first Earthquake and things in Japan are on the mend, with temporary housing going up, people are attempting to return to normal routines and to work, they are still trying to conserve energy whilst work continues on the Nuclear plants and reconstruction projects are underway. As you may or may not know Cherry Blossoms (or Sakura) are a big deal in Japan, with a Festivals this time of year to see the blossoms in full bloom. While some were advising that people in Japan should show restraint in respect for the disasters of the last month, I think it’s a good time to enjoy the company of friends and view the natural beauty of a country which needs it’s spirits lifted.
Strangely fitting that a month on some of the trees are in full bloom, not that we should forget or stop helping and giving but the people need to see signs of hope and inspiration to help them get on with their lives.
Here are some great photos from Dave @
Also just wanted to say thanks to all that have visited the site and liked it, apologies for lack of posts recently been super hectic busy!
Nice drift video accompanied by some crazy techno beats, at least I think its techno!!
Abbitt Wilkerson doing the business with another great video, this one is of his trip to Japan last year.
Well it’s been fun and not so fun finding all these GTRs, I now want one so bad that I need therapy! Here are a few more beauties, these next 3 are amongst my favourites and the although I’m not too keen on the wheels on the 4th I love the photo.
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The lads have put in work.
Well, as the rescue and recovery efforts continue in Japan, we see how much damage has actually been done and I struggle to comprehend how the people, companies and government deal with these kind of things. Hundreds of thousands are homeless, so many have lost loved ones, whole towns have been wiped out and there are still concerns with the Nuclear facilities. To quote Rei Shito from StylefromTokyo “indeed we’re still in heavy situations”. There have been several natural disasters recently and whilst I have seen the devastation and felt the shock, this time it’s been much more personal and emotional.
Help Japan by James White.
A simple but devastatingly effective image.
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Casey Dhnaram of Shirtstuckedin.com who recently visited Japan has set up a donation fund, please spare a thought for those in need and give generously. The link banner goes straight to paypal.
Normal operation will be suspended today and possibly the weekend as well in respect for the events in Japan and those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami. I wasn’t going to post at all but I figure I should.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw what had happened, only last night on the Autoslags facebook page me and some fb friends were discussing the cars (Skylines) of Japan and future visits. It’s a huge tragedy, thankfully many of those we know are in the Tokyo area and are safe, although some areas and structures in Tokyo took a beating I hope casualties are minimal (I don’t know any official figures, but on the whole I don’t think it’s going to be a small number). Just heard that Ebisu race track & Top Secret took a beat down as well, somewhere we are so familiar watching clips of & seeing photos of has taken some serious damage, the guys at Power Vehicles & Top Secret are all ok though.
I wish I could say the same for the north & north east in and around Sendai, Miyagi and Ibaraki Prefectures, the damage is immense, I cannot even begin to imagine how people are reacting, feeling and how they will deal with the recovery.
It just goes to show that you never know what is going to happen or when so live every day to the fullest and if praying is you’re thing then say one for the people affected and if not then just a thought, some sympathy and empathy. If you are able to donate to the relief aids then please do so.
The news coverage and the photos taken convey the scale and nature of the damage, we have a few photos, information and links below for more details. Some of the photos are shocking, but I think they have to be seen to appreciate how extensive the damage is.
“Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most seismically active areas.
The country accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
Several continental and oceanic plates – the Pacific Plate, Philippine Plate, Eurasian Plate and North American Plate – meet in the Japan area, which is why there are so many volcanoes and hot springs across the nation.
Located in a volcanic zone so active it is nicknamed the Pacific Ring of Fire, catastrophic earthquakes occur several times each century.
Japan has suffered an estimated 200 recorded tsunamis in its history due to earthquakes that take place below or close to the Pacific Ocean. In October 2004, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck the Niigata region in northern Japan, killing 65 people and injuring more than 3,000. That was the deadliest quake since a magnitude 7.3 tremor hit the city of Kobe in 1995, killing more than 6,400.”
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this disaster.