Oh land of the rising sun, you complete us. Whether it be dekotora, dekochari, custom flightless van, or cartoony car like the ones shown here, Japanese tuners make us laugh and cry, inspiring and frightening all while being endlessly amusing. How many aftermarket pharmaceuticals do you have to be on to come up with some of this stuff? We want more of this in the land of apple pie and baseball — think of how fun SEMA would be! Actually, we'd love to see some styles merged. Just imagine: Donkotora. Oh yes, this is a good idea. (Thanks Sasha!)

["ch.knuckles" flickr photostream, via Pink Tentacle]