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Sanctuary: the Initial D Fujiwara Tofu shop (Haruna)

Yes, a new idea/section/regular just emerged: sanctuaries!
Why? Well basically last night I suffered from insomnia and for whatever reason my mind wandered to the original Initial D Tofu shop which is located in Shibukawan next to Mount Haruna (the town called Akina in Initial D) and that the original tofu shop has been demolished about three years ago. This is the photo Alexi took to prove it has been demolished:
Sanctuary: Intitial D Fujiwara Tofu Shop in Haruna
So I was wondering how many fanboys actually posed (or their cars) in front of the tofu shop when visiting Shibukawan or Mount Haruna, so here is a whole gallery of cars, tofu shops and people posing in front of it!

Also in case you are wondering where to find the place, this is the location on Google Streetview: Continue reading

Wrecked: watch out for wannabe Takumis!

With the fresh new start of Stage 5 it kicks off with a fake Takumi and Keisuke (still have to watch the first episode fully…) it might be good to warn for all the real wannabe Takumis in the world that will start getting inspired again and try to do what you should not do at home kids:
Wrecked Initial D Tofu Special AE86 replica
Just like this Itsuki did half a year ago in the Utsunomiya prefecture…

Guess what they found inside this Tofu Special: Continue reading

Brilliant: Maeda Tomato Shop panda red Levin AE86

About ten years ago it was very hard to find a panda white Sprinter Trueno AE86 at all and nowadays it is more or less a challenge to find one that was originally delivered in panda white!

The owner of this panda red Levin AE86 must have thought his car was just the opposite of the panda white Trueno:
Panda red AE86 Maeda Tomato Shop
The writing says Maeda Tomato Shop (private) and what is the opposite of tofu-white panda? Right: tomato red panda!

Found at Morningcoffee

Wrecked: Iketani’s Nissan Silvia S13

Not sure if anyone of these guys is called Iketani, but I thought it would be a nice fit since it looks exactly the same as the Silvia S13 Koichiro Iketani from Initial D was driving:
Wrecked Nissan Silvia S13
It is also unsure if they wrecked the roof of the car manually after the accident or if it rolled over a couple of times…

And a picture says more than a thousand words: Continue reading

Breaking news: Fujiwara tofushop no more

Yesterday evening was a sad one: I read Alexi’s latest post on Nori Yaho and discovered the Haruna tofushop (aka the Fujiwara tofushop in Initial D) has been demolished:
Fujiwara Tofushop was once here...
Fujiwara Tofushop was once here…

Where you see that big empty space in the picture above, used to be the shop as shown in the picture below:
Fujiwara Tofushop in its full glory
Fujiwara Tofushop in its full glory

Sad, sad, sad….

So, Bunta now has enough space to park the Toyota Ipsum (Picnic). 😀

You can read all the details about Alexi’s trip to Mount Haruna on Nori Yaro.

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