Car Decorations and Accesories in Japan

Danny Choo is a guestblogger on Boing Boing. Danny resides in Tokyo, and blogs about life in Japan and Japanese subculture – he also works part time for the empire.

The word Itasha describes a car that has been plastered with stickers of anime (Japanese cartoons) or eroge (Japanese dating sims) characters.
"Itasha" literally means "painful car" and comes from the feeling that one would usually be painfully embarrassed to drive around in one. "Itasha" also means Italian Car.
You can see a whole bunch of these Itasha that I snapped a while ago.

But, not only are some Japanese folks most creative when it comes to decorating their car, they be also creative when it comes to car accessories too – as you can see from the photo below…
Would you drive around in an Itasha?