Broadened Horizons…

Okay, so things have been incredibly busy as of late but I have managed to complete all the orders that have been placed within the past month. I apologize for your items showing up a bit later than expected but I do everything in-house here in my apartment/work space/office/bedroom all at once so there are times when I may be preoccupied with other things. The orders have been completed though and sent out. There was a minor delay because I was waiting on some materials but that has been corrected and we are back in business….

I decided to dedicate this post on something totally unrelated to the usual stuff I talk about on here. I recently received an order from Japan for some Chronicles stickers and it’s always cool to see that I have fans outside of the states that enjoy the site. Usually my biggest customers are Takeshi from Type_K and Tetsuya Yamaguchi but there will be times when I have customers that order direct from Japan that I have never personally met before. While I was filling out the order, I went to fill out the address on the envelope and well, I came to realize that the address was completely in Japanese. I didn’t want to take a chance at writing down the Japanese incorrectly and having the package sent back to me so I decided to go on the website listed on the Paypal account to see if the site had an address that was in english so that I wouldn’t have to email the buyer. The risk of me emailing before I checked the website is that my email may not be translated correctly and thus would lead to a further delay as the two of us try to figure out what one another are saying. So when I finally hopped on the site listed, which was KC-Trading.net, I was surprised to see what popped up on the screen. The site and it’s owners may be Honda fans, but the cars they work on are totally not your typical Honda chassis. The site actually takes you to a business known as Blax Street Style Cruiser Equipment. Their “street cruisers” are actually Japanese work trucks, which apparently has a pretty big tuner following in Japan…

Cool right? It ain’t really my thing but these little trucks look pretty cool all done up. I really like that yellowish truck at the end with the round headlights. I went through the site to find a bigger shot of it but the pictures that are available are only in their online catalog and they tend to be very small. Here are some more pics of these trucks though and what these guys are all about…

I don’t know if these guys purchased Chronicles stickers for themselves or if they plan to resell them out there but I can honestly say that it’d be a pretty cool thing to see one of my stickers on these trucks. I’d rock one of these here in Socal but I’m pretty sure I would go 4 feet down the road without getting run over or me turning in one of them too fast and then them rolling over on it’s side….

Check out this one on TEs…

I know it doesn’t really fit the Honda demographic but it’s definitely interesting to see what enthusiasts in other countries are into…

That got me thinking about the RG-O site I was looking at earlier in the week so I started going through my Japanese Honda mag again to look for web addresses to look at. Surprisingly, most of the Japanese tuning companies have turned to blogging and a majority of the popular tuners now have their very own blogs. Spoon Sports, RG-O, ASM, etc., are all blogging now. You may have a difficult time trying to figure out what they’re saying but the pictures are always cool to look at…

Here are a couple of shots from the RG-O blog

Love this shot…

While I was looking through that Honda Style mag, I spotted a really small snippet in there about this shop in Japan called CRaft A. I had never heard of them but from the small pic that I seen, their cars looks pretty cool. There was a webaddress printed on the page so I typed it in to see what they were all about….

Here’s the photo from the mag that got me interested in them. Of course they have a blog too so I clicked on the link and they had a blog post about a photographer coming by their shop to feature them in the Honda Style mag…

Here’s the photographer snapping that exact shot that you see above in the previous image…pretty cool…

Here’s a shot of the mag that they took and posted on their blog…

Their site actually has a shit-ton of photos from their daily adventures at their shop as well as when they hit up car shows and track events. I think I sat there for a good hour or two just sifting through their blog and I don’t even understand anything that they’re saying…I don’t know how deep the blog goes but it looks like they update it a lot. I think I was on the 65th page before I finally decided to rest my eyes…

Here are their two main shop cars…

CRaft A “Black Monster” Original Super Computer!…

A exterior shot of their relatively small shop…EJ1 coupe on some larger old school Volk IIIs…

I like their shop slogan…”MODIFY UR CAR LIKE U BRIGHTEN UR WIFE!”…haha…awesome…

Custom aero…

I like the “Best Friend or Worst Enemy” line…it’s not lost in translation like their other quote…

Two-tone bay action…

Another shot of the outside…

Hatchback on some Borbet wheels…

North America ain’t the only ones shaving and tuck bays anymore…

On display at a car show…

It’s always good to look outside of the norm and see what’s going on outside of the U.S…These guys are relatively small and I’m sure completely unknown over here so I hope you guys enjoyed seeing this stuff. If I find anything new or discover any more sites, I’ll be sure to post it up for you guys. Below is a video of that bright green EJ1 coupe on the track…

If you guys want to check out CRaft A for yourselves, click here to go to their site…

If you want to check out the CRaft A blog, click here to go to their blog…

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend…

11 thoughts

  1. their front lip/splitters are dope! i saw that article the other day flipping thru mags at the japanese store. pretty random to see on here haha

  2. we use those little trucks out here on the Marine bases in Okinawa. some of the shops actually throw wheels on them too like in the pictures up top.

  3. Thank you for introducing my site.

    super legit??
    How? lol…

    Mini truck of Japan is a very convenient vehicle.

    I like doing of any car the custom.

    I am [kurumabaka] to love all cars.

  4. Nice post, and I checked out the CraftA website and they sell USDM side moldings hehe, idk just found it interesting and amusing.
    Tha video is sooo sick.

  5. Nice. Diggin’ th EG’s they got over here. Let me ask you this though, the EG hatch with the mismatched rims or the white EJ with the 1 wiper, wouldn’t that be considered “rice” over here?

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