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Pingmag has a great photo set and write up about “Decotora” or decorated trucks –

On a dark and rainy night, bright and blinding lights approach a vacant lot, off a Japanese highway – just if Shibuya’s blinking neon signs decided to move themselves past you… However, it’s some proud and lonely trucker halting for a rest! Welcome to the world of Decotora, short for decorated trucks! This pretty colourful aspect of Japanese pop culture has been extensively explored by photographer Masaru Tatsuki who spent ten years with the truckers of Japan’s highways. Today PingMag walks over to Masaru’s current exhibition at Harajuku‘s Little More Chika gallery to catch up with him about his new photo book.

Masaru Tatsuki’s Decotora (decorated trucks) – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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  1. dissident75 on said:

    Neat those remind me of Jeepneys on Steroids.

  2. Like other said, those trucks reminded me like the ones i saw in Pakistan, which are not limited to just trucks but also buses like this:

    and they are just not art but a statements like this one
    and just a few other for good mesure

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