The Not-So-Secret, Secret Tokyo Underground Meet

Food stuff For Thought…

As I descended to basement amount, the scent of stagnant, humid air mixed with exhaust fumes started to fill the elevator.

For a break up next, I thought the elevator had long gone as a result of a portal straight to Malaysia, but the deficiency of two-stepping and rev battles told me that I was indeed still in Japan

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The doors open to Takashi-san’s magic formula Tokyo underground meet – timed to coincide with the Tokyo Automobile Salon – and a parking garage packed with men and women and cars.

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The location was only made known the morning of the meet, and even then the particulars had been sent privately with specific instructions on what to do, the place to park, and how not to get the interest of the police stationed suitable subsequent doorway to the location.

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Sharing or talking about the fulfill on SNS was also strictly forbidden.

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Seeing Takashi-san operating back again and forth nervously led me to feel matters could have gotten a little out of hand.

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“The parking team are complaining that there are way too a lot of folks, and are asking us to leave now,” he explained, confirming my suspicions.

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I right away felt sorry for Takashi-san, and was somewhat irritated, as obviously word experienced unfold significantly beyond the invited.

Why do persons have to wreck a very good matter? Simply cannot men and women observe easy guidance?

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The vibe of the location is perfect for underground meets and I’m sure a lot of time and exertion went into securing the spot, so ideally it hasn’t been ruined for upcoming usage.

On The Other Hand…

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Perhaps I’m wanting at everything the improper way, even though? It’s probable that I’m becoming overly essential about the problem and require to glimpse at things from a distinctive point of view.

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Since, irrespective of there becoming a lot extra people today than Takashi-san had predicted to change up, absolutely everyone who was there was unbelievably polite, friendly, and most importantly, respectful.

And you simply cannot blame anyone for wanting to attend.

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All people had an amazing time, including Takashi-san, who was so joyful that people today could get pleasure from themselves at his mystery/not-so-key function.

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The a lot more I assume about it, perhaps placing that stability between getting enjoyable and not crossing that line of becoming disrespectful is essential.

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If we can preserve this harmony alive and perfectly into the foreseeable future, vehicle tradition can continue to be an awesome practical experience to be individually included in and most effective of all – share with many others.

I wasn’t the only Speedhunter at this fulfill Toby was also existing and has lined up a far more in depth glance at a several autos that caught his eye, so keep a search out for that story.

Mina otsukaresama desu!

Ron Celestine
Instagram: celestinephotography

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