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If you guys are here looking for epic Formula D coverage, my apologies because I couldn’t make it out there to cover it over the weekend. Instead, we’re gonna be heading over to Japan once again to check out coverage from our buddy Takeshi Kobayashi’s “Kday!!” Season 2 event. Takeshi is a great friend of mine that comes over a couple times over here to the states for business and we always try to find some time to hang out with him. He has a great appreciation for the Honda community over here and is often arranging his business trips around major events over here so he can be at the events with us. Last year, he decided to organize his own event back at home and called it “Kday!!” after his business, “Type_K Autosource”. The event is centered around the Honda community, with USDM-style in mind, and also includes a variety of all types of builds. The USDM scene over there is flourishing and there are many Hondas over there these days that are modeled after some of the Honda builds over here. While Takeshi is responsible for importing a lot of our U.S. goods back to the states, he’s always been a true car head and does a great job of mixing classic Japanese  style with a little bit of U.S. influence…

For the second year in a row, Takeshi has brought his Kday event back to the Sportsland Sugo Park in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The layout would be much of the same but the expected turnout was anticipated to be bigger than Season 1 and enthusiasts from all over Japan came out to support Takeshi. I asked him how the event went a couple days later and he said he was really happy with the turnout and how everything went that day. He mentioned that he was a bit worried in the days leading up to the event because there was supposed to be a storm headed that way but never came to fruition. The weather ended up being beautiful that day and as you will see in the photos, the backdrop to his event looked very picturesque. I wanted to show my support for Takeshi and Kday as well so I helped him design one of the official decals for the event and also asked that he find someone who could do some coverage so I could post up some shots from the show. I didn’t really expect anything but he actually got another pretty well-known guy in the Japanese Honda community, Shota Mori, to cover the entire event for me. Mori-san, for those that don’t know, is one of the few CA Accord enthusiasts out there and his Accord is pretty well recognized all over the world. He is also into photography as a hobby and covers various events for his own website “from JPN” (www.jdm-usdm.com). I’ve followed his stuff for a long time now because I have always taken an active interest in what goes on over in Japan. Mori seems to be everywhere all the time and as you will see, takes some very good shots. The only problem I’ve run into over time from viewing Japanese websites and blogs is that the photos are awfully small. I don’t know why that works that way for Japanese sites because I’ve always thought that guys like Mori-san should have their photos in large format so people could appreciate the quality of their work. Once I heard that Shota Mori was covering Kday for me, I was excited to see what he would come up with…

One thing that was totally unexpected was that Mori-san met up with Kazuhiro Furukawa and friends from Car Craft Boon!/OsakaJDM. I guess they decided to meet up to caravan with one another since the drive from where they were coming from was over 4 hours long. I believe Shota is about 4 hours away and Furukawa from CCB was making the trip from Osaka. In any case, it was cool to see them together because I didn’t even know those guys were familiar with each other and here are pics of them hanging out and what not…

There originally was only 2 parts to the “Kday!! Season 2 coverage but there were a couple of other cars that I spotted from our other Japanese friend, Koji Karimata’s, coverage from Kday that I really wanted to show you guys so I have included a third additional part to showcase some other cars that Mori didn’t capture.  I know it’s confusing with all the Japanese names but if you follow the site regularly, you should probably know who these guys are by now. If not, just look below and enjoy the photos…

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Shota Mori’s CA Accord here pictured with Tomokazu Kojima’s E-AT Civic, from Car Craft Boon!, at a stop on their drive to Miyagi for Kday…

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Another angle…

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Furukawa, Mori, and friends decided to take a moment to stretch their legs from the long drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery…

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Nice capture by Mori-san here….though I am not sure what is in that seagull’s mouth…it may or may not be a finger or hobo’s penis…

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Yakatori for dinner…

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Always good to sit down and have a meal with your fellow enthusiasts…

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As the evening drew to a close,it was time to get some rest and prepare for the early morning drive to Sportsland Sugo for Kday…

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The next morning, they loaded-up and started their drive to the venue…

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Mori taking some rolling shots of Kojima’s E-AT while driving…

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…another…

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A quick shot of the staging area as they waited to park…

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Never really got into the whole rusted-hood look but this VW Golf looked decent…

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This EG on polished/chromed Porsche wheels made for an interesting look. I posted up another photo on The Chronicles Facebook page, and sure enough, it stirred up some discussion. The responses, as expected, were 50/50 good and bad…

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A shot of how Kday looked that morning, with a Civic wagon on SSR mesh at the forefront…

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White EG on custom step-lip BBS RS wheels with spike hardware…

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Two-toned Honda CR-X with cap-less SSR Super Fins…

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EF hatchback from Akebono car club on rarely used Work Carving Head 40s…

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Love how the EF chassis is still so popular in Japan after all these years…

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Not sure if “Ghetto Racing” was lost in translation or not but this white EF sedan looked interesting on always-hideous Mugen RG wheels…

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Love the color combo on this Fairlady Z with the red tone and bronze wheel lips…

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FD2 Civic Type R converted to full USDM FA5 Civic Si-spec on Regamasters…

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Kentaro Unuma’s 4-door Civic on white Volk TE37s…

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Takayuki Sekiwa’s EK4 Civic on SSR MS3R…

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Takeshi Kobayashi’s legit USDM Acura Integra Type R on bronze Mugen MF10s parked by the Type_K Autosource booth…

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Tatsuro Kimura’s slammed 4-door Civic Ferio on custom mag blue Mugen MF8….Note the Mugen front lip as well…

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Ken Hasebe’s ’92 EG6 Civic Si-R which he painted Captiva Blue on his own with 40 cans of spray paint. The polished Mugen M7s were also hand-polished by Hasebe…

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Norifumi Kobayashi’s Accord Euro Wagon on Vossen wheels with full U.S.-spec Acura TSX wagon conversion…

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Akifumi Ikeda’s Integra on bronze Volk SE37K…

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FD2 Civic Type R with shaved front license plate and also on bronze Volk SE37K…

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FA5 Civic Si from L2P (Lowered2Perfection) car club that was imported from the U.S…

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Civic coupe made to look like a U.S. EM1 coupe on silver SE37K…

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Midori Green Civic coupe from Lowered2Perfection…

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Fukuda’s Civic from L2P on gunmetal-face Work RSZ-R…

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Takeru Tojo’s Element SC on Volk TE37s that he customized…

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Hashiba’s 1JZ-GTE swapped GX81 Toyota Mark II with USDM Toyota Cressida conversion…

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Masaru Tanaka’s AE111 Toyota Corolla that he chopped-up to convert to full U.S. Toyota Corolla-spec. If you guys follow the site then you’ve heard me talk about this build before. It looks completely normal to us but he actually went and imported a U.S. Corolla and chopped it up, then cut up his AE111 and combined the two to create this Corolla… Pretty wild build that gets tons of respect in Japan. Looks pretty cool on mag blue CE28s too…

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Not really sure what this CD Accord coupe was all about but it had a unique look…

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Mugen EK4 Civic which, If I remember correctly, is also from L2P…

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That’s about it for today…back tomorrow with more. In this photo there’s a silver DB Integra on CP-Rs that actually looks really good but Mori-san didn’t get a shot of it. Luckily Koji Karimata did and I’ll post up a shot of it in the third portion of our converage…

Thanks for looking!…

11 thoughts on ““Kday!!” Season 2 Japan Coverage…Part 1…

  1. Excellent! I wish more pics of the teal green DB8 in the 11 photo

  2. Kaleta says:

    Reblogged this on KlanHonda and commented:
    K all the Way

  3. edgpht says:

    Any ideas what are the specs on the mag blue volks that the corolla had?? they look aweseome

  4. TA6 says:

    Fantastic photos! What is a camera are you use? And lens?

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