Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Automesse 2018- Cars (Part 3)

オートメッセ 2018 - 3部

Automesse 2018 - Cars (Part 3 of 3)



Itasha with a sexy race girl.

Kumaro and Samurai

Kumaro (a fusion of bear/kuma with Momotaro)  and Samurai






Elaborate metalwork on this side-view mirror.


Yaboo. The mascot for the town of Yaboo, designed to look like a mountain with a waterfall scarf.

A van built for fishing gear.

The hall filled with food stalls gets really smokey.

Preparing for a remote controlled car race.

1 second exposure to show the streaking course of the remote controlled cars.

Custom car shot with a star cross filter.

You can see this car at the custom shop in Namba.

A gold and silver pair.

Interesting paint patterns.

Ventilated hood.

Photographer posing for photos with his unusually bulky lighting setup.

A mascot for a window cleaning chemical.

A lubricant mascot.

A cameraman operating four cameras at once.

A wall of white traffic cones with colored LEDs inside.

Lexus



Monday, February 19, 2018

March 2018; Upcoing Kansai Events

3月


1/27-3/18. Sword fittings exhibit at the Osaka Museum of History. Near Tanimachi 4-chome station.
http://www.mus-his.city.osaka.jp/eng/exhibitions/special/2017/taganenohana.html

12/22-3/26. The Legendary Swords exhibition at Kasugataisha Museum. 500 yen.
http://www.kasugataisha.or.jp/about/basic_en.html

2/9-3/13. Plum blossoms blooming at Domyoji Tenmangu shrine. 2/25 is the Plum Blossom Festival.  Near Domyoji station.
http://www.domyojitenmangu.com/ume.html

3/1-14. 18:30-19:30. Omizutori at the Nigatsudo building of Todaiji temple in Nara. Sometime between 6:30 and 7:30p.
https://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/nara-omizutori-festival

3/3. 10:30-16:00. Ninja Fest along Tenjinbashi-suji shotengai. There will be a parade with a shuriken (ninja star range) near Temma station. The parade will lead to Osaka Tenmangu shrine.
https://www.tenjin-ninja.net/

3/3. 19:00-21:30. Food and Sake Festival. Near Karasuma station.
http://japan-attractions.jp/alcohol/food-sake-fes-nishiki/

3/3. Hina Nagashi farewell to dolls. Awashima shrine in Wakayama prefecture. Near Nanjai kata station.
https://en.visitwakayama.jp/venues/6420aGiECcqeUS2emq8EAQ/

3/9-18. Higashiyama Hanatouro lantern event.
http://www.hanatouro.jp/e/higashiyama/index.html

3/12-13  Sagicho Matsuri 13-17:30. Near Omi-Hachiman then take a bus to Kobatacho Shiryokan-Mae.
http://www.omi8.com/maturi/sagicho.htm

3/10-11. Kobe international fair
http://www.kicc.jp/fair/

3/11-25. March Sumo Basho in Osaka.
http://www.sumo.or.jp/En/

3/12. 11:00-17:00. Kyoto Tower staircase climb.
https://www.keihanhotels-resorts.co.jp/kyoto-tower/event/2018/01/kaidan_2018spring.html

3/13. Temple visit for 13-year-olds at Kokuzohourinji temple.
http://www.kokuzohourinji.com/events.html

3/14-15,4/3. 14:00-15:30. Seiryo dragon parade at Kiyomizudera in Kyoto.
http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/event/seiryu_e.php

3/15. Otaimatsu bonfire ceremony. Huge bonfire held to commemorate Buddha. At Seiryoji Temple. Near Hankyu Arashiyama.

3/16-18. Osaka Motorcycle Show. 1600 yen.

3/16-18. 10:00-17:00. Osaka Handmade Bazaar. At ATC Hall.
http://www.tv-osaka.co.jp/event/makingbazaar/

3/17. 09:00-11:30. Ennensai at Urashima shrine in far northern Kyoto prefecture.
http://www.urashimajinja.org/event.html

3/17. 11:00-17:00. St. Patricks Day Irish Festival along Dotombori. Near Namba station.
http://irishnjosaka.web.fc2.com/event.html

3/18. 12:00-16:00. Mikabe Festival. A horses and horse-drawn carriages are featured in a procession that starts with prayers to the god of fires/kitchens.
http://www.higashiomi.net/youkaichi/12196.html

3/18- Nipponbashi Street Festa.
http://nippombashi.jp/festa/2018/

3/19- Sake festival around Fushimi Yume hyakushu

3/20 Tsuchiyama Saio princess procession. 11:30-16:00.
http://www.ac-koka.jp/aituchi/saiou/index.html

~3/21. 10:00-10:15. Shikayose at Nara Park. Near Kintetsu Nara station.
https://www.visitnara.jp/venues/E02201/

3/21 - Kansai Collection Spring Fashion Show
https://www.visitnara.jp/venues/E02201/

3/21. Tako-age. Japanese kite competition near Kita suzurandai station.
https://www.kobe-park.or.jp/shinrin/eventlist/1371-2/

3/21. Oji zoo opening anniversary. 09:00-17:00.
http://www.kobe-ojizoo.jp/event/detail/?id=238

3/20-21. Deer cracker throwing contest 300¥.
https://yamatoji.nara-kankou.or.jp/02nature/01mountain/01north_area/wakakusayama/event/7m7roar1o2/

3/24. 10:00-15:30. Bunshin Sai Festival for fighting demons. Near Aboshi station.
http://usukihachiman.or.jp/usuki_blog/event/bujinsai_h30/?instance_id=126

3/25-4/9. Koriyama castle festival. Parades on the first and last days.
http://www.yk-kankou.jp/

3/25. Natane. Spring procession ceremony at Domyoji Tenmangu shrine. Near Domyoji station.
http://www.domyojitenmangu.com/natane.html

3/25 Magoichi matsuri at Honganji saginomori betsuin Temple in Wakayama. 11-4
http://magoichi.fc2web.com/index.html

3/25 - Comic City. Doujin artist convention. Fan made manga, crafts and costumes.
http://www.intex-osaka.com/jp/guest/event/single.php?id=682

3/25-31. Flower ceremony at Yakushiji temple.
http://www.nara-yakushiji.com/contents/hanaesiki/

Throughout March. There will be plum blossom viewing at the Ono plum garden of Zuishinin Temple.
http://www.zuishinin.or.jp/events.html

3/24-4/1. 10:00-17:00. Code Geass anime exhibit at the ATC Musuem. 1500 yen.
http://www.atc-co.com/cgten/

3/26. Domyoji Tenmangu Plum Blossom Festival.

3/26-27. 11:00.  Hanezu Odori dance at Zuishin Temple in Kyoto. Near Ono station.
http://www.zuishinin.or.jp/events.html

3/26-4/3.  parade event at Uzumasa. 9-5p. 2200¥. Near Uzumasa station.
http://www.toei-eigamura.com/season-event/

3/31. 20:30. Ceremony to drive away demons at Yakushiji Temple in Nara.

3/30-4/1. Pulse Plaza Antique Fair in Kyoto.
http://www.gomoku-do.com/

Late March. There is a cherry blossom event at Daigoji Temple in Kyoto.
https://www.daigoji.or.jp/





References

Friday, February 16, 2018

Automesse 2018 - Cars (Part 2)

オートメッセ 2018 - 2部

Automesse 2018 - Cars (Part2)


The Daihatsu booth

The Daihatsu Sport. This model also appeared at the Osaka Motor Show earlier this year.


A motorcycle simulator.

The inside of a car at the Mugen booth.

Mugen

Honda booth.

Honda

Honda 

The Honda NSX has been appearing in different incarnations over the past several car shows.

Monster Sport racing. Note the GoPro cameras mounted on the vehicles.

Unusual spoiler and some sort of a roll cage...?

Autech

Unusual fenders screwed onto this car for the over-sized wheels.

Some Ben-Hurr style lug-nuts.

Automotive cosplay for the Battlegrounds game.

It looks like a dune-buggy with a rear mounted gunner's seat.

Subaru

Subaru

Subaru

Lamborghini

BMW

Mirrors laid out on the floor for people to check out the exhaust system.

Unusual headlights on this car.

GT-R

The Junction Produce customization shop.
A scooter modified to be a fishing vehicle.


Intricate floral etchings on the wheels of this car.

Elaborate coatings on this wheel.

The Wald exhibit with an unusual shade of green.

The SAccess car shop from the Nipponbashi area: http://saccess-tcs.com/

Lamborghini

Rolls Royce

Gull wing doors.

A carbon-fiber hood.

Toyo Tires booth.

Porsche

Porsche

Interesting fender panels.

Interesting interior; disorientingly blue with a skull shifter.

Billiken with some yakuza-style tattoos.

Painted to look like Lightning Steve McQueen from Cars.

Note the decals that make reference to the Cars movies.

A customized motorcycle