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:
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
Last weekend Episode 2 of Initial D Fifth Stage has been broadcasted in Japan. Obviously it was fansubbed just within a couple of days!
This episode focusses on the battle between Keisuke in his RX7 and Kobayakawa in his LanEvo VII.
A bit different this time is that I actually managed to embed the video: Continue reading
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:
Just like this Itsuki did half a year ago in the Utsunomiya prefecture…
Guess what they found inside this Tofu Special: Continue reading
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:
The writing says Maeda Tomato Shop (private) and what is the opposite of tofu-white panda? Right: tomato red panda!
Found at Morningcoffee
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:
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
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…
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
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.