Daibutsu, Kamakura

Daibutsu, Kamakura
Daibutsu in Kamakura, June 2010. There were thousands of school kids visiting that day. It was still great fun.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coolest Car in Otawara

During one of my walks around a very quiet average neighborhood in Otawara in Tochigi Prefecture I came across something I would not have expected seeing, a beautiful red Ferrari. It was parked in the outdoor carport of a typical modest home in a very average (not rich) neighborhood. I wonder if this is the only Ferrari in all of Otawara. I even wonder how many there are in the entire prefecture. Very interesting to find this only a couple minutes walk from my Father-in-Law's home.




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19 comments:

  1. Interesting! There is a company called Cornes . I came across one of their showrooms in Minato on one of my walks there. They sell foreign luxury cars and had a few Ferraris there. Found their website, you might find it interesting. http://www.cornesmotor.com/showroom/index.html?brand=ferrari

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  2. Thanks. Luxury cars in Tokyo is not surprising. But seeing a Ferrari in Otawara Tochigi was a surprise.

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  3. Cool ride, that! :)

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  4. That is indeed a cool ride!!I'm more of a Lamboghini man myself, lol But I can appreciate a fine piee of machinery!

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  5. seeing this makes me so badly want a Daihatsu Copen.

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  6. Every once in a while some sports car like this will drive by seemingly out of nowhere.

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  7. Hehe, my car choice in Japan would be the K Truck. I love those little things.

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  8. There are quite a few fancy cars in Tochigi. I used to see a Rolls in a Moss parking lot every other Thursday around lunchtime. The Moss on the corner of Rt 4 and 64 :-)

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  9. I guess that is not too surprising there are many major corporations in Tochigi that probably employ many well paid execs and also the people who commute to work in Tokyo.

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  10. Wow! Yeah, I don't recall seeing any sportscars in Miyazaki, but I saw a couple of old rides, which was cool.

    They're a dime a dozen here in TKY though... I never see anyone driving them. ;)

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  11. It seems old fixed up antique cars are not as common in Japan. Not like in America where you see people driving around "57 Chevy's. :)

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  12. I've seen some pretty nice cars at very modest homes. It's like they spend all their money on the car, while living in a cheap home.

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  13. Yeah. I would rather have it the other way around. Drive an economy car and live in a little nicer home. Here in LA there are so many people driving expensive cars but living in rundown houses.

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  14. Very out of place for a Japanese suburb.

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  15. Yep, and no indoor garage for it either. A car like that should at least have a cover.

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  16. It does look a bit odd, as if the car was just visiting that particular place. Hm, well, it still looks pretty nice and definitely cool. If it can be kept in a place like that without any problems, then all's well! It would be pretty fun to drive around the neighborhood.

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  17. Clint, I've seen it there for a while and still looks pretty good. Although if that was my car I'd throw a cover over it.

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  18. Mm, a cover does make sense, or a garage would be better. While seeing a cool car eye-candy is fine for those passing by, the owner should consider a bit of protection from the elements outside.

    Nonetheless, it's a spiffy vehicle. Something about red cars is sexy, ha ha ha!

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  19. Very few garages in Japan, It was not there the last time I visited in August 2011.

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