The Roots of Monozukuri isn’t, sadly, an animated adventure that takes place in a surreal world of magic and monsters, but instead just one part of a new exhibition that celebrates Japanese cars.
Specifically, Japanese design philosophy. The Petersen Automotive Museum in LA has opened its doors to this and a second show – Fine Tuning – which might be a little more familiar to regular readers of TopGear.com.
Specifically because this latter half celebrates the very essence of tuna sandwiches with no crust. Of overnight parts from Japan. Of visualising the win. Yep, it’s a focus on cars that best express the “stylistic conversation between Japanese and American tuners”.
We’ve shown you a teaser of this exhibition but now, for the first time, we can take you INSIDE the building on a virtual tour. Be prepared to suddenly desire a host of classic and modified Japanese machinery. We may or may not have that same sudden desire.
Pictured: 1974 Mazda RX-3 by DNA Garage, 1993 Toyota Supra MkIV by Titan Motorsports