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 Shibuyaâ€™s blinking neon signs decided to move themselves past youâ€¦ However, itâ€™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 Japanâ€™s highways. Today PingMag walks over to Masaruâ€™s current exhibition at Harajukuâ€˜s Little More Chika gallery to catch up with him about his new photo book.
Masaru Tatsukiâ€™s Decotora (decorated trucks) – Link.