Japan’s noise tribe — the ‘Bosozoku’

The dying bosozoku subculture still managed to organize a noisy run to greet the first sunrise of 2015 on New Years Day. The video below shows the so-called “violent running tribes*” of custom car and motorcycle gangs on Highway 20 coming out of Yokohama.

* bosozoku (暴走族), literally the “running-out-of-control
(as of a vehicle) tribe” motorcycle and car customizing,
often illegal, and making lots of noise (Wiki).

Here’s another video of different bosozoku group’s New Years run on Route 134 leaving Enoshima Aquarium and heading to Utsunomiya.

Previous baka bosozoku reports on the 3Yen include:
   • nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, BATVAN!
         (3Yen / 2010-11-16)
   • Japanese slingshot car for noisy delinquents
         (3Yen / 2010-03-13/)
   • End of Japan’s noise tribe, the BOSOZOKU
         
(3Yen / 2007-01-12)

 

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5 thoughts on “Japan’s noise tribe — the ‘Bosozoku’”

  1. AWWW YEEEAAAAHHHH! TURN IT UP LOUDER JAPAN!!!!

    The only thing louder than the Bozos are the daily government announcements on all the neighborhood loudspeakers.

    And then you have the train station loudspeakers.

    And then you have the public park loudspeakers.

    And then the people yelling in bullhorns outside the stores.

    And then the vending machines all yelling and beeping.

    And then you have people yelling and running inside the office.

    And then you have all the office phones office all ringing in unison when there is just one call.

    And then the traffic safety loudspeakers once a year.

    And then the political campaign cars.

    *Note: Back in the day, I swear to Buddha I saw a freaking political campaign plane circling above begging for votes from all below.

    AAAAAWWWWWW YYYEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

  2. I wonder what are the cable going out from the front of most of their cars for ? Any idea ? Funny… that cable spoils the look, it must be important….

  3. Jerome wrote:
    I wonder what are the cable going out from the front of most of their cars for ? Any idea ? Funny… that cable spoils the look, it must be important…

    The “cable” is an oil cooler line.
    Under extreme conditions additional cooling for the engine oil is important. Generally these add-on oil coolers are hidden in the front of the front wheel well or behind/next to the headlight. In smaller Japanese cars with smaller engine bays, it was harder to hide these after-market oil coolers and leaving them exposed became a “style.”

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