Kday Chapter 4 Japan Coverage, A Different Perspective…Part 1…

Shortly after I finished going through the Kday Chapter 4 photos from Koji Karimata, I got a message in my Facebook inbox from my other regular Japanese contributor, Shota Mori. He had spent a couple of sleepless nights going through his coverage and sent me the link with the completed photos to post here on the site. I’m typically used to editing his photos for him but ever since Mori got a new camera body, he decided to try his own hand at editing. There’s been so much content going into the site lately that I’ve been flooded with work so it is kinda cool that he processes his photos now. I love the post-processing photos but it really saved me some time when I got all the photos completed and ready to go. All I had to do was mark them for the site and here they are for you to see. I’ve gotta run so I’ll keep it short for today. Everything you need to know about Kday you’ve probably already read about in my other two Kday C4 posts (Click HERE and HERE) so let’s get right into the photos. Shota Mori’s perspective is completely different from Karimata’s because he covers any and everything going on at the event and not just the cars itself. Both are great and I truly appreciate the time they took to cover Kday C4. It’s always good to get varying perspectives because you get a better idea of what these guys look for and how their tastes differ being that they are from different areas of Japan. Mori captured a ton of photos so this should go on for more than two parts. It’s filled with great stuff so you won’t get bored of it, I promise. Anyways, as I said, time to go. Enjoy the shots and make sure to come back to see the rest of it!…

PHOTOS BY SHOTA MORI
WORDS BY STICKYDILJOE

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Mori and friends at a local rest stop on the way to the Kday C4 venue….

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Eunos Roadster on SSR Dori Dori representing the U.S. branded Miata/Roadster tuning company, Project-G….

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Turbocharged Honda Odyssey with a rear Mugen wing and R32 GTR wheels….

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UC1 Honda Inspire parked next to a U.S. model Toyota Rav4….

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A couple familiar builds heading to Kday C4…

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Shota lined-up to be staged inside the venue…

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Wataru Oseki and friends served as the help for the day at Takeshi’s annual event….

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They took their jobs quite seriously….

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Noriyuki Ebara’s USDM FA5 Civic SI on Black Edition Volk TE37SL….

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A couple of USDM LHD Odysseys of different generations…

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Daisuke Ito’s DC5 Type R from L2P….

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Here you can get a small glimpse of his Mugen rear wing and First Molding rear diffuser. He also has USDM RSX taillights…

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Kohei Taguchi’s Honda Integra Type R with BYS front bumper, Dunlop Formula Hart wheels, and a Mugen Gen. 1 rear wing…

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Seiya Suzuki’s Honda Integra Type R on Desmond Evo Brights….

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Nice to see guys over in Japan rocking the Mugen Gen. 1 because you don’t see them very often anymore. Most of the ones you see are here now in North America…

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Masaki Fukuda’s Mugen-look EG6 SiR….

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The Lowered2Perfection line-up getting set to be staged for the Kday event….

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Immaculate Fairlady Z Turbo in factory condition….

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Mugen-themed EF9 Civic SiR….

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The lot as cars began to come in….

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Honda Accord Wagon restyled to look like a USDM Acura TSX Sport Wagon….

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Big fan of this Integra XSi build on SE37K wheels….

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Civic Ferio on some rare Sieg (Pronunced [ZI:K]) mesh wheels. Judging by the center cap design, these were wheels most likely produced by SSR for the European market as they are branded as German wheels but still retain the original design of an SSR EX-C Mesh….

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A couple of white Honda sedans from the late 80s….

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Chang Nakajima’s Ferio cruising down the road to the venue….

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…along with a couple of EF Civics….

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Since it was a USDM-themed event, there were plenty of trucks on hand as well, like this USDM Toyota Tacoma….

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…as well as this old Chevy C10 pick-up from America…

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CL7 Accord Euro-R on some polished Volk TE37s….

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Tonpe Nakamaru had some trouble going over sections of the venue due to his low ride height….

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Civic Shuttle slammed on Work Ewing Mesh….

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The Kday C4 Staff tees featured the logos of both Type_K and Akebono USDM….

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Accord Euro-R from earlier….

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A couple of shots of this really clean red EF3 hatchback with Chargespeed front lip and rear wing….

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One more with a better look at his Desmond Evo Brights….

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Kday always features a lot of different makes and models. Its diversity is what makes it a unique event catered to both JDM and USDM enthusiasts….

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USDM CB Accord coupe with intersection lights and added rear sidemarkers….

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A couple of Akebono guys waiting to be staged….

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S2000 Type-S on Spoon Sports CR93 wheels in Spoon’s signature blue hue….

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Yosiyuki Hatano’s Mugen SS AP2 S2000…

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4-door Integra sitting on old school Work Venette Vegas….

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DA Integra styled to resemble a USDM DB2 GS-R on SSR Bang Vec II….

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Wataru Sasaki’s EF Civic in a rich crandberry red tone….

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Work Venette Mesh….

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Reppin’ Slappyz….

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Honda Integra Si-VTEC with the original bug-eyed front end…

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DA Integras and EF seem to be the Honda of choice at Kday C4…

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Morohashi’s S13 Silvia….

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If you guys remember me talking about this car, this is the same S13 that went from a stock JDM S13, to a USDM-styled S with flip-up headlights, back to a JDM Silvia front end…

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E36 BMW M3 look has been unchanged for the last few years….

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Tomohiro Sudo’s USDM EF sedan….

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Shun Satou’s EP3 Type R on Volk RE30….

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Yuma Saito’s USDM 240SX hatchback….

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S13 180SX with factory Type-X aero…

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Scion FR-S on Meister S1R wheels….

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Another angle of the Eunos Roadster from the beginning of the post…

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Chiba-san’s K20 CB Accord sedan….

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Morohashi making some adjustments to his Silvia…

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I thought this Accord coupe looked pretty great in red with rear Mugen trunk wing and silver Mugen MF8 wheels. Love the contrast touch with the blue caps….

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Honda CR-X del Sol looking good on Volk TE37V….

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Shuichi Murata’s Acura CL coupe on Desmond Marquis Promada….

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You should be pretty used to seeing this black Civic coupe by now….

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Daisuke Nakayama’s airred-out Civic Shuttle on Work Equip 01….

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MK2 Golf GTI with Jetta /Bora front end and Audi wheels…

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Shutting down Part 1 of this set with a shot of this lifted Honda CR-V on Carving Head 40 wheels with a meaty tire. Definitely not something you’re used to seeing everyday…

Well that’s all for now. Have a great weekend folks. Much more to come in the next installment!!!

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  2. The spoiler on the CD Accord coupe is commonly referred to as the 94-95 SiR spoiler. The Mugen actually is positioned on the top of the trunk.

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