Japan Lowrider Show 2009 Pictures + Video

Last weekend was the final 2009 edition of the Japan Lowrider Show in Tokyo. The one-day event took place at Makuhari Messe (technically outside of Tokyo, but events like Summer Sonic are held there and they always call it Tokyo, so we’ll play along). Japan Lowrider Show is a place for people into the Japanese lowrider scene to get together and show off their cars, check out other people’s cars, compete in various lowrider-related competitions, and just to chill out with friends and family.

When arriving at the Lowrider Show, we were a little shocked to find out it cost 4000 yen (that’s close to US$50) per person to get in. But, we were committed to checking out the show and bringing back photos, so we paid up and in we went!

By the time it was over, we’d met a lot of cool people, seen some amazing cars, watched more than a few hopping contests, and decided that it was definitely worth the trip – and the ticket cost. Besides having a good time, we brought back about a hundred pictures to share with you.

Check out these exclusive pictures of everything from the awesome cars, to the fun competitions, to the fashion of the very friendly Japanese lowrider girls and guys…

Click any of the pictures to enlarge them.

The images above are just a few of our exclusive pictures. Be sure to check out the rest of the photos at our Tokyo Lowrider Show Flickr photoset. There are 75+ more pictures in the Flickr set!

Also, check out these videos we took at the show. Both movies feature Japanese lowriders competing against each other in hopping contests.

If you want more info on the next Japan Lowrider Show, check out their official website here.

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13 Comments

  1. 1.

    Steve (December 1, 2009)

    Wow! That’s great. It’s hard to believe how easily the Japanese can make a culture their own and do a bang-up job at it too!

    I hope to make a trip out there some day to cover Japanese scooter culture for a week or so.

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    triz (December 9, 2009)

    wow am just like wow……its funnie but mad sweet to see japan is trying to fit with MExican Style…lows lows …

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    Tokyo Fashion » TRES FAMILIAS (December 11, 2009)

    [...] guys have a that. So would you say it’s a fashion or just the “way of life/living?”Tokyo Fashion December 11, 2009 | Paletas 2 | Tags: Lowriders| No Comments [...]

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    maki (December 26, 2009)

    how rad. which hardcore ghetto do these people live in?
    im glad they are celebrating their chicano roots with such gusto.

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    Thomas (January 9, 2010)

    I think it was kind of cool because Japanese are smart in technology.

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    BIG D. (January 25, 2010)

    I THINK THE CARS ARE VERY NICE CLOSE TO ORIGINAL LO RIDERS IN ELA I WHITNESSED IT IN THE EARLY 70S JAPANESE WOMEN ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AS LATINAS /SOME ONE SEND ME ROUND TRIP TICKET TO VISIT THERE. KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO JAPO GANGSTERS !

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    Donna (February 4, 2010)

    The gurl outfits r cute

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    greenjaw (April 25, 2010)

    wat up homes across the pacific you locs put on a mean sho hope to one day visit and chill with my homies rollerz only in japan an check out the sexy ladies holla soulreaper

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    Mark Aragon (April 27, 2010)

    Hey everyone. It’s great to see that the Japanese Low Rider culture is alive and well in Japan. Check out my website that celebrates the low Rider car culture both here in the U.S. and in Japan. LowridingTV.com is what I’m talking about. Go check it out and you will see a video called “Far East Meets West” in the video section. This video is specifically for the Japanese low riders out there. I also have a Facebook page with pictures and video Enjoy, Mark Aragon

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    texas clown (May 7, 2010)

    is lowrider magazine japan coming to an end? i tried to get a subscription and they told me it was discontinued. other than that those are great pictures. i thought about going out there to it because of the magazine. they always have great cars in there.

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    SHIN (June 20, 2010)

    This towncar’s mural is my work. Thank you!!
    My job is an muralist and a tattoo artist.
    I will stay at LA about two weeks in July, please inform of those interested!

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    La GUy (February 21, 2011)

    Nice cars!! Check out this cool photography http://www.pepwilliamsphotography.com

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    Gil Nunes (June 17, 2011)

    muito louco d +.

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