Meet the maddest Lambo tuner...
...in the world. This is Morohoshi-san, and he lights up Tokyo's underworld with his pink Diablo
Posted: 09 Feb 2014
"I like flashy cars," says Morohoshi-san. "And I like dangerous people. I used to spend a lot of time working here when I was younger, but my business trading goods was in the grey area." He gives his smile another careful centimetre. "Well... black. But now I concentrate on my cars and [legitimate] work. Still, it's important for me to remain part of this group, and this place. I used to trade with Yakuza here. They are good-hearted, they respect friendship highly, and there are lots of people to help with lots of things. Anyway, it's important to remember your past."
Morohoshi hasn't always been a car guy. As a young man, he used to have a motorcycle customised in Bōsōzoku style. Literally, the word means ‘violent running tribe', but the reality's a bit more civilised. A bit... The bikes are part British café racer, part American chopper, but mostly incomprehensible madness. Neons are added, exhaust pipes are radically oversized, each fairing carries the flag of its club, and they're ridden at maximum attack through heavy traffic.