StanceNation Japan G Edition 2015 // Odaiba

StanceNation Japan G Edition 2015, the 4th StanceNation event to be held in Japan, and for the 1st time the event came to Odaiba,  a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area.

On the day more than 1,000 cars gathered despite the morning rain, with a huge variety on display from stanced and slammed hardparkers, to modified people movers and weekend touge drifters.

There was a strong S-Chassis presence too, with over 30 Silvias and 180s coming out to represent the famous lightning bolt we have all come to love. Luckily for fans and contestants alike the skies cleared up and it was fine weather for the afternoon.

The thing that always stands out to me about Japanese Car Culture is that everything is done with so much passion, and there are none of those over opinionated negative people commenting on everything they dont like about someone else’s car.

These cars are built to the owners taste and his/her taste only, they are not built to get approval from other people. They are built to put a smile on the owners face. That is what car culture should be, and that is why Japan has one of the most diverse and thriving scenes that we see.

Some familiar cars were on display including Hiroto Hosotani’s wicked 180SX.

Along with Kensei Okumura’s freshly finished S14 Kouki.

You might recognize Kazuki Ota’s Zenki S14, it has recently started to circulate on the pages of social media, probably because of the aggressive combination of aftermarket headlights and wheels. Another S14 repping the Zenki’s was Masa ishi’s example, looking very classy thanks to its 326 Power body kit.

Seiji Ookawara and Haruki Sasaki had their two very different Kouki S14s out on display, showing how different the same car can look when individual style is applied. After all, a car should be an expression of yourself, not someone else.

Talking about individual style, here are two S15’s, one looking like it would be more at home on the track, while the other looks like it enjoys spending its time breaking necks out on the street.

As far as S13 coupes go, this is one of my personal favorites. Naohiro Yamane’s Spirit Rei kitted Silvia has to be one of the best I have seen. Check it out in more detail here.

Even in their home land, S-Chassis are not safe from the LS swap

The S15 Silvia Varietta is one S-Chassis that gets its fair share of sh!t, the forgotten Silvia some might say. Not many people are fans of these which is sad, because with a bit of love and effort you can create tidy examples like this one.

The shows judges voted, and it was Ryosuke Horiai’s 1UZ V8-swapped twin turbo s15 that won the prestigious ‘Best in Show’ award, which is quite an achievement, considering the competition.

For a closer look at Ryosuke Horiai’s S15, click here.


Coverage thanks to Akifumi Yamamoto | Yama-channel

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