Video: Japan’s Dekochari Art Bicycles

You’ve all probably seen the crazy custom vans and ornate heavy trucks in Japan, but perhaps you’ve yet to have been exposed to the dekochari, flashing, mobile carnivals built on bicycles. The above video is from a documentary about the phenomenon, set to the song “Ichiban-boshi Blues,” which was the theme to a movie from the ’70s that, according to Pink Tentacle, sparked the whole “decorate things in a crazy fashion” dekotota trend.

Dekochari art bikes (video) [Pink Tentacle]

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One Response to Video: Japan’s Dekochari Art Bicycles

  1. ps says:

    this rules, seriously. advancing ther art of the freak bike is certainly something to be celebrated.

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