Dekotora: Japanese Decoration Trucks

This is why I love my readers. They are, daily, filling gaps in my ignorance of super crazy things like Dekotora. My Japanese modding posts of late have spawned numerous emails and comments that lead to bigger and crazier and more wonderful things. Thanks to Slag for turning me on to the world of Dekotora (the Japanese Decoration Truck). Here's a small history from the Dekotora wikipedia entry:

"The Dekotora or Decotora (デコトラ ,dekotora?), an abbreviation for "Decoration Truck", is a kind of loudly decorated truck most commonly found in Japan and the Philippines. Dekotora commonly have neon or ultraviolet lights, extravagant paints, and shiny stainless or golden exterior parts. These decorations can be found on both the cab and the trailer, and not only on the exterior but also in the interior. Dekotora may be created by workers out of their work trucks for fun, or they may be designed by hobbyists for special events. They are sometimes also referred to as Art Trucks (アートトラック) ,ātotorakku)?)."
pics via Pink Tentacle


  1. Dekotora trucks are like itasha cars, an expression of the owner.

  2. the Japanese are really well, they decorated trucks in a nice way to look these truck better.
    repairable trucks