#featurethis: The ??!

Japan’s love for the automobile is widely known, and I suppose it’s no surprise that the Japanese language has its own word that people use to refer to their own personal machines. That word is “愛車” – “aisha” – a literal combination of the words and kanji characters for “love” and “car”.  A simple, yet beautiful word if I do say so myself.

With that, let’s get on with this week’s #FeatureThis selection of aisha submitted by the Japanese Speedhunters community.

お待たせしました。日本のSpeedhuntersファンの愛車紹介#FeatureThis第6弾です!

(Above) UZZ31 Toyota Soarer, Yuuki Watanabe from Yamagata

1964 VW Beetle, Tajipero from Yokohama

C33 Laurel, R32 Skyline, R34 Skyline, Team N-Trance from Hokkaido

VW Golf 4 GTI, Akira Kubota from Shizuoka

S14 Silvia, Tatsuhiko Nagashima from Saitama

Toyota Mark II Qualis, Hisashi Kojima from Hokkaido

2004 Ford Mustang GT, Sobut-san

MazdaSpeed Axela, Junya Takeda from Yamagata

Gx71 Mark II, Hiroki Sato from Hokkaido

Gx71 Mark II, Hiroki Sato from Hokkaido

MazdaSpeed Axela, Tomoki Matsuo from Gifu

Daihatsu Move, K-66@ from Tokushima

Toyota iST, Tama@iST from Tokushima

Honda CR-Z, Yohei from Saitama

DC2 Honda Integra Type R, “3to6″ from Hokkaido

VW New Beetle, Nao Kato from Kobe

C110 Skyline, Ken & Mary Owner’s Club

C110 Skyline, Ken & Mary Owner’s Club

C110 Skyline, Ken & Mary Owner’s Club

ありがとうございました。第7弾もお楽しみに!

あなたの愛車をSpeedhuntersで紹介してみませんか?

世界中のSpeedhuntersの読者にあなたの愛車を自慢してみませんか?

興味のある方は愛車の写真と簡単な車のスペックを下記のメールアドレスまでお送りください。

featurethis@dev.speedhunters.com (日本語OKです。)

あなたの名前と住んでいる場所を明記してください。 可能ならば写真は800ピクセル以上でお願いします。

またはTwitterとInstagramのユーザーは#featurethisのハッシュタグで投稿することができるようになりました。

もちろんオールジャンル歓迎です!

皆さんからのメールお待ちしています。

-Mike


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33 comments
jdmflash
jdmflash

I had no idea the 32 came as a sedan

gues247
gues247

yeah please feature that shitty mustang like anybody gives a shit about because it's in stupid japan

 

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING MIKE GARRETT

____steve
____steve

That UZZ31 Soarer gets my vote.

worker bee
worker bee

The light blue C110 Skyline on steel rims was beautiful.

ERong
ERong

That Mustang looks better than 99% of the mustangs you see here in the States... Japanese just have that magic touch that makes cars look the way they ought to look.

grandtouring
grandtouring

I want to kick myself every time i see a mazdaspeed 3. Was gonna pick up one as a daily but decided not to at the last moment ( i like to live with in my means and this was just outside of it). It turned out for the best since i picked up the Z instead but i really think Mazda did a great job with the first gen of the Mazdaspeed 3. Great looks, plenty of power and very practical. Future classic.

VecTT
VecTT

Great post, lovely rides, REALLY amazed seeing that Mustang Cobra, not the first car you'd expect seeing in Japan! So clean and slick looking, it has a real beastly look! And the japanese style wheels also add to the original flavour to it, very nice car, bet it gets some head turning even in Japan. Would really appreciate to see a higher res of it! Respect to the owner. Probably one of those mystic japanese american car lovers, haha.

staryjaponiec
staryjaponiec

Gx71 Mark II - I kinda like this crazy shakotan style. I'm not a big fan, but sometimes it amazes me that it can look good.

cornerbalance
cornerbalance

the C110 looks like the Mustang II of JDM ville :)  Is that an original color scheme? 

Jakey
Jakey

Loving Team N-Trance!!! Seeing more of that would be excellent, teams/friends mad on cars. Go the whole hog and feature them!

Pancakes
Pancakes

Love this selection! Run it again soon and let the Japanese Speedhunter crew put more up!

ALSO, why are there Moai in Hokkaido?

koko san
koko san

Mike is there a similar word like “愛車” – “aisha” for motorbikes? I would like to put the Kanji characters on both my Honda Civic and my Honda CBR

thx

inspector_exacto
inspector_exacto

I always find it interesting to see what the Japanese do with American muscle cars such as that Mustang.

greenroadster
greenroadster

The SOARER looks really impresive and expensive :)

ClaytonPayton
ClaytonPayton

Can you guys do an article about the japanese min-van and micro-van modding scene? I seen full magazines dedicated to that scene, at japanese books stores here in CA. 

Derek
Derek

I love the CR-Z and shakotan cars, talk about variety.

PS13Guy
PS13Guy

Haha, I'm loving the angry bug and the GX71.

The blue C110 is prob my fav of the bunch though.

Nic
Nic

Red Kouki is amazing ♥

majik16106
majik16106

Sweet. Eventually i'll be done and brave enough to submit mine. Always great to see such cool cars from an awesome world wide community. 

apex_DNA
apex_DNA

 @gues247 It's better than half of the hipster-mobiles on this page, so buzz off!!!

Frozzy
Frozzy

That's just blatantly biased. It's not a bad looking Mustang whatsoever but to put it over the Mustang communities in the states as a whole? I don't know about that. 

 

I am not even into domestics but I have seen so many nice Mustangs of that generation on the web. 

Look up Cobra's with CCW's or something and you'll know what I am talking about

Nikhil_P
Nikhil_P

i was thinking the same thing!! i mean who else would be able to make neons lights look cool?!

also would like to see a better picture of that CR-Z....!

ddudlext
ddudlext

 @VecTT That was just a run of the mill Mustang GT. nicely done, and would love to see more pictures of it because that's probably one of the first of that body style in red that I've seen and actually liked.anyone know what wheels those are?

HSSLTYO
HSSLTYO

 @kokotorrio  I was thinking '愛バイク, and google confirmed this. Not as cool tho, since it's half kanji half katakana (バイク - baiku - bike ) Dunno if there's a cooler word for it.

koko san
koko san

 @HSSLTYO thx are you japanese?  I can see “愛車” translated on Google Beloved vehicle/Favorite car etc. any Japanese Speedhunter know if it can used for refering to a motorcycle as well? thx :-)

 


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