Japan December 2016

The Annual Mooneyes show has become a regular date for us to fly over Asia every year in December, heading to Japan...
One says that the show lost of his attractive part, when Yokohama’s authorities prohibited (because of noise) 3 years ago, the giant parking lot outside the warehouse,  for the 10.000 visitor’s crazy bikes coming from all over Japan… Now the show happen in a strange religious silence and bikers come by train. It remains a fundamental show for the custom culture.The place where you will see the best ...and sometimes the worst.
This year we went there for the set-up day, to catch the right people and get several appointements for the up-coming week.
Each journey there is also an opportunity to discover a little more this country and the incredible megalopolis of Tokyo.The Japanese futuristic or classic culture, so different from our own, requires much perseverance and curiosity in order to be discovered.
For the first time we left Tokyo and Yokohama, with the help of our friend Tadashi, we eventually drove to Kamakura a very nice beach town. Our local friend Taka the boss of Blue Groove was waiting for us. His garage conceals some old American treasured motorbikes. We ended up with a visit to Addict Clothes. His shop specializes in the culture of pre-war English motorcycles. He also owns a remarkable collection of leather jackets that you will soon discover.
Impossible to describe all that we did during this last trip, so here are some photos:

The Fujiyama under our right wing means that we'll soon land
Tokyo viewpoint from the Metropolitan Government tower 東京都庁

Deus Ex Machina  store

First night started with an exhibition at Deus ex Machina Store in Harajuku. The Young Jerks a graphic designers studio exhibiting printed  towels.  

on the way back to the hotel Mr Attractions  Tomonari Nishizaki and his Velocette MAC

The Hot Rod and Custom Show set-up day (saturday)

The crew with Go and Masumi Takamine

The Moonline

Tokyo By Night

Shopping with Hiro

Black Sign

Steve, Hiro at Toys Mc Coys
Walk your rabbit park


Guitar Traders Store 


Uenokoen, Taito
 Park and Temple

Senso-ji temple
Neighborhood flagship store
from Left: Toshiyuki Cheetah, Ken Sughiara, Shinzuke Takizawa, Nau Shima

Genius Toshiyuki "Cheetah" Osawa JURASSIC CUSTOM / 4Dstudio

Fishing before eating  Go , Ken, Nico, David
Cruel but so good !

Blue Groove KAMAKURA

Welcome to Blue Groove

Sunset Bay leather jackets made in Kamakura
Takamitsu "Taka" The Boss
Aki Holoua Tsuda  " LEON"
The Great Buddha
Addict Clothes
Satoshi "Satosh" The Boss
Fujiyama mount
See you soon Japan !

1 comment:


Great set of Photographs . It was very nice to meet you guys at the GabiGabi bar . Hiro had such a good night he missed his plane ! a funny night . hopefully bump into you fellas again somewhrere soon .
Ian ( one of the mean fuckers )