Kday! C5 Japan 2015 Coverage…Part 3 of 3…

Wellllll…..this is it, the final installment of the Kday Chapter 5 coverage. Shota Mori did an incredibly job of capturing the event and it was great that he allowed me to throw them up here on The Chronicles. His photos come at a perfect time because its a fucking mad house over here at home right now with everything going on. Getting almost 200 photos to post up from this great event helps to keep the content flow consistent while leaving minimal work for me while I concentrate on Year 7 and the other two events I’m attending in the coming weeks. After this series wraps, I have a ton of photos from the NO GOOD RACING 30th Anniversary event, also from Japan, but totally 100% different than anything you’ve seen in these Kday photos thus far. Both from Japan but both representative of very different ends of the Japanese car culture spectrum. As you’re looking at those photos, I’ll be hard at work finishing up the latest updates on both the Rywire ITR build as well as The Chronicles x Nemos-Garage Time Attack Civic build. Trust me, you won’t have a shortage of content to look at here on The Chronicles. I always like this time of year because the repetitiveness of the car show season is over and done with and I can show you different things that are going on whether it be here in the States or in Japan…

In any case, today is Part 3 of 3 of the Kday C5 series. Again, I’d love to make it out to this event some day as it looks like a lot of fun but until then, I’m fortunate enough to have a great photographer in Shota Mori to lend a helping hand. Takeshi Kobayashi is one of my dear friends and I am happy to witness his continued success. We’ll be celebrating soon when he makes his way back to the U.S. for SEMA and Year 7. Enjoy these photos from Sportsland SUGO, located in the scenic region of Sendai, Japan…

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The X-Point Import booth featuring Masatsugu Chiba’s K-swapped CB Accord…

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The color always reminds me a little bit of my old CB7. Glad to see that there are still people modding these things…

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What’s even cooler about this build is that it not only is a K-swapped CB, it’s also turbocharged…

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Rare Volk Racing Fortesst Touring Evolution wheels…

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Bagged Toyota pick-up laying on the floor…

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RPS13 180SX on Advan Racing GT wheels…

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USDM Acura TSX bagged on Work VS-XX wheels and an OEM A-Spec lip kit…

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LEVEL ONE Japan always has a nice grouping of cars. Here is a LHD E46 M3 on BBS wheels from LEVEL ONE…

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Wataru Oseki’s USDM Honda Element S/C on Advan Racing wheels…

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Masahiko Shoji’s USDM Scion xB on Desmond Regamaster EVO…

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Super clean ’80s USDM LHD Toyota Celica Supra on Work Equip 03…

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The fascination with all things USDM is strong over in Japan. Here is a 4th generation Mitsubishi Lancer and next to it is a Mitsubishi Mirage of the same generation which has been converted to resemble its USDM counterpart, which was a Eagle Summit sedan. For those that weren’t around back during that time, Eagle was a line sold under the Jeep brand which offered vehicles that often shared platforms with Japanese vehicles, much like how the Toyota Corolla and Geo Prism shared the same chassis but were offered as different makes and models. And that folks, is the most nerdiest car information you will read today, haha…

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Shunichi Satou’s EP3 Civic on Volk Racing RE30….

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Hondas with two-toned engine bays are still popular because of its “USDM” appeal…

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Norifumi Kobayashi’s Accord Wagon with Acura TSX front end conversion and Volk TEs from LEVEL ONE Japan…

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A couple more photos of this cool Corolla Wagon on OZ Racing wheels…

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Takumi Yamashiro’s FD2 Civic Type R and Tomoyuki Sasaki’s Civic Ferio…

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The interior of Yamashiro’s FD2 with the passenger-side mounted NOS bottle…

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And of course, we can’t forget about the custom chassis-mounted rear wing on his FD2 CTR…

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Sasaki’s Civic engine bay that was executed by Tactical Art…

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Motoki’s K-swapped EK Civic on CCW D11L wheels…

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Kazuya Kawashima’s K-swapped EG Ferio from Phaze2 Japan…

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Two K-swapped Civics reppin’ Phaze2 Japan…

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Masashi Kameoka’s EF9 Civic SiR on black Volk TEs…

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Eishi Suzuki’s AP2 S2000 and Keisuke Morita’s USDM Scion FR-S…

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DC5 Integra Type R on Enkei RPF1….

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Masato Muraki’s Spoon Sports-styled Honda NSX…

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LHD EJ1 Civic Coupe with Mugen front lip, Mugen M7 wheels, and a Mugen side stripe to finish off the theme…

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CD Accord Wagon on red SSR Type-C…

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Makoto Kukuchi’s turbocharge Mazda MPV making its way over to the front stage area to receive its Kday award…

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Ryuzi Honma’s EG6 Civic on black-painted Rega EVOs…

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Kei Ootsuka’s Mugen DA was also an award-winner that day…

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Ootsuka’s custom-built Mugen CF-48 wheels with refinished Aero Disks…

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Super rare to find a complete Mugen DA aero kit these days….

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Event host Takeshi Kobayashi announcing the award winners towards the end of the day…

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One of the cool ideas with this event is that the award-winners are always asked to move their cars up to center stage to receive their awards. Something that I’ve always contemplated doing but haven’t actually attempted yet…

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Takeshi in a rare public-speaking role…

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The winner of the “Akebono USDM” award, Kei Ootsuka and his Mugen DA…

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Not sure how many of you noticed but his DA is also left-hand drive…

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The “Best of Kday” award went to Makoto Kikuchi and his custom Mazda MPV, which features a turbocharged engine swap from an Mazda Speed 3 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission…

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Takahiro Hasegawa’s Mugen MF10 wheels and Active Gate braking system…

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The TPK Award went to this LHD Volkswagen Golf on Audi wheels….

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A celebratory group photo with friends….

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I wonder if this air freshener had anything to do with persuading the judges…

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Some enthusiasts from Japan giving Ootsuka’s DA a good detailed look…

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Shaved and nicely tucked engine bay in Ootsuka’s DA Integra…

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“High Speed Cruising Form” by Mugen….

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A look at the rear end of the Integra with its Mugen rear bumper and sideskirts…

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Makoto Kikuchi’s MPV is definitely one of the most interesting builds to come out of Japan in 2015…

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The interior of Kikuchi’s Mazda and its custom mounted manual shifter…

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Kikuchi, Teru Ito, and friends chatting after the awards ceremony…

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DB8 Honda Integra on black Volk TEs…

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The AP2 S2000 that you saw in Part 1 running a Spoon Sports front bumper and Enkei RS05RR wheels…

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The other AP2 on Work Meister S1 3-piece…

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An interesting take on OEM Honda wheels…

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Akebono USDM car club…

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The Celica Supra leaving to return to its time capsule….

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Intera with USDM 98-01 Integra front end conversion and BBS Mesh wheels in black/gold….

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Task Ogihara’s EF hatchback on custom-rebuilt old school Centra wheels without caps….

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Daisuke Nakayama’s Shuttle bagged on Airrex suspension from Southside Auto Customs. Right next to it is a Shuttle also on old school Centra wheels…

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LHD CB Accord coupe from Akebono USDM…

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EF2 Civic on BBS wheels from Southside Auto Customs…

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Caged EG6 Civic on Hartge wheels…

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I really like when they run this style of hard top on these NA Miatas…

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E-AT Civic with dual rear fog lights and Enkei Apache II wheels…

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I’m beginning to think that it’s starting to become very rare to see really clean AE86 Truenos even in Japan these days. This one is excellent…

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Takeshi Kobayashi and his PY Acura Integra Type R…

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And closing out this great series with one more shot of the Corolla Wagon that kicked off the festivities. Thanks to Shota Mori as always for the excellent photo work and thanks to all of you for looking through it….

Until next time folks…

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