This weekend, Tokyo Auto Salon 2010 arrives at Makuhari Messe. We hit the show on Friday to check it out and take pictures for those of you that can’t make the trip this year.
Tokyo Auto Salon is famous for several reasons. First, for cool cars. Second, it’s known for the pretty (and often scantily clad) Japanese campaign girls (or “booth babes” if you prefer the term.) There are many major car shows in Tokyo every year, but Auto Salon – for whatever reason – brings out more of the famous/pretty campaign girls than the others. As a result, it also brings out amateur Japanese photographers by the thousands. There is no cosplay at the show, but it has the vibe of some of the big cosplay events in that you get the feeling many of the people at the show have little interest in cars. They are there to take pictures of the girls dressed in various promotional outfits.
Of course, there are also cars at the show. Besides the hotrods, race cars, and custom cars, there were also cool cars painted up with anime and manga artwork at this year’s event. We took a lot of pictures, but we haven’t yet had a chance to edit all of them. We’ll post the full set on Flickr soon. In the meantime, here are 40 of the best pictures we took at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Enjoy!
As usual, you can click any of the photos to enlarge them – and we recommend you do!
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As mentioned above, we will be posting another 100 or so pictures to the Tokyo Fashion Flickr account once we finish editing them. Check back soon!