Weekly Wanders 2021 06 06 – デコトラ！(decotora)
Short (sometimes) videos or stories about interesting Japanese culture, language, entertainment, and many other things.
This week is all about “Decotora” (デコトラ), or “decorated trucks”. This hobby started about 50 years ago, but really took off in 1974 when a movie was made about two Decotora that was like a “Smokey and the Bandit” kind of movie. Below are a few videos with explanations of the subculture, and then some videos of just trucks.
Great Big Story does a good job of explaining decotora:
Datacube has some text in this video that also explains a bit about decotora:
A video from HR Film of just one truck and a good soundtrack:
Here is a video of just two trucks…also a good soundtrack. But this one was filmed in the daytime, no awesome lights:
This channel has been putting up Decotora videos recently, here is a good nighttime video: