Hello-Kitty Van

From the “Words Really Can't Do It Justice” department, rummaging around in my image library I found these shots that I took with my cellphone last year, on Route 1 in Yamashina (Kyoto, Japan).

Hello Kitty Van -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Hello Kitty Van
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Maybe for our next car….
The license plate is 88-88. Any significance to that, I wonder?
You can choose the four digits, so they probably just thought it was cool.

Is it legal in Japan to have the plate tilted up at that angle? Just curious.

Almost certainly not, but it’s common to see among those that would be called “burnouts” in an American high school. —Jeffy

— comment by Marcina on October 30th, 2007 at 8:05am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

“8” is considered lucky in China, so license plates full of eights are popular there. I’ve seen it a lot in Japan too.

And, of course you would see that car in Yamashina!

— comment by Zak on October 30th, 2007 at 2:34pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

IT’S LOOKS CUTE NOT

— comment by Emily on January 26th, 2008 at 12:37am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.


You can use basic HTML; be sure to close tags properly.

Subscribe without commenting