Crazy Japanese Trucks

2008 June 1
by Japanite Team


The art of “Dekotora” “or in simple English “pimping trucks” is a very know art in Japan. The truckers are decorating the trucks with neon lights, shiny paints and add everything that can be glued to the top of the truck. These trucks are used only as hobby trucks only and do not being used as commercial trucks.

The trend has probably begun in the ’70, and was inspired by a film called “Trucker”. The main character in the film drives a much customized truck.

Below are some great images of crazy trucks in Japan featuring amazing Dekotora.







Pictures: [Offbeat Earth]

9 Responses leave one →
  1. 2008 June 1

    I’ll swap my Christmas tree for one of those! :-P

  2. 2008 June 1

    why wait until Christmas?? I’ll swap my car right now! :)

  3. 2008 June 5
    biq permalink

    Reminds me of the pimped out jeepneys of the Philippines.

  4. 2009 August 24
    ronan permalink

    Dekotora trucks are like itasha cars, an expression of the owner.

  5. 2009 October 3
    Russell permalink

    Almost had a seizure looking at the lit ones!

  6. 2009 October 22

    They like Optimus Prime from the movie Transformers! I love to have one of those!!!

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