Over the last week, we’ve delved into the pocket of some of Tokyo’s incredible car tuners. From refreshing specialist garages doing things the old-fashioned way, via a tiny goldmine secreted away on a nondescript main street somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo that’s a highlight of incongruous, we now bring you Anjia – a tuner that specialises in the exotic. Blingy exotic.
Based on the outskirts of Tokyo, it’s the place to go if you have an Italian exotic and penchant for diamanté-encrusted things. Ever wondered where the world’s rhinestones went after vajazzles were in vogue? Well, they’re mostly in and around Anija’s cars. Cars like Lamborghini Diablos, a one-off Pagani C12S and disco ball Murciélagos.
Anija’s cars roll as a collective, known around town as the ‘Anija A-Team’. Subscribing to the same ethos as Shinichi Morohoshi – the gently unhinged Yakuza-linked Lamborghini tuner and his mad purple Diablo SV – they’re all about showing off what they’ve got. Big, brash and blingy is the name of the game. So if you’re not into ritz, look away now.
Photography: Mark Riccioni