Sakura Shakotan

Rupesh is a guy who loves nothing more than old school J-tin sitting squat on the pavement.  Shakotan is a Japanese tuning style that has roots linked to ‘bosozoku’ and subtle tuning flares from the crazy ‘kaido racers’ that mysteriously troll the Wangan late at night.  It hasn’t spread like wildfire in New Zealand yet…

Sakura Shakotan

Cherry blossoms hold a special place in Japanese peoples hearts.  The ‘cotton candy’ flowers are only around for a week or so, and when Rupesh called me up with an old school ‘shakotan’ ride I knew right away that the ‘sakura’ background was the only way to go. The Japanese symbol of spring arriving is…