Awesome ONE PIECE “itasha” at Nissan Gallery in Yokohama!

First on with defining what an Itasha is. Itasha, a Japanese word refers to otaku-fied cars decorated by fans with decals of mostly anime and video game characters.

The Japanese automotive industry is one of the most prominent and largest industries in the world, and events like Tokyo Motor Show attracts not only locals, but many international visitors. Nissan, the automotive major, has a gallery “Nissan Global Headquarters Gallery” in Yokohama and is a recommended place if you want to check out the latest offerings from Nissan or if you are just curious to experience the GT-R.
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThe display cars keep changing and when we visited, the gallery had awesome Itasha with the theme being ONE-PIECE, the supremely popular Japanese manga/anime series by Eiichiro Oda. See some snaps below
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryNot sure if this was a commercial offering or only a concept model and we checked with the Gallery Staff only to be told that unfortunately it was only a display model not a commercial selling vehicle
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThere was also one more Ultraman themed itasha and it is actually used on the field
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryUsed as a Patrol car in Japan!!
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThe gallery is conveniently located, a 5-minute walk from JR Yokohama Station. Look for the exit towards Minatomirai and watch for the small bridge which connects to the Nissan Headquarters Building.
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThe gallery and the surrounding waterfront with the night-time illumination are a romantic setup.
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThe other main attraction at the Gallery is the famous sport utility vehicle from Nissan the GT-R
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryOne more concept which you can experience is the Nissan ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), which reaches a speed above 300 km/h using electric power alone! Call a it Shinkansen (Bullet Train) packaged as a car. Simply awesome!
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryThere were a few terminals for kids to enjoy. Professional class driving simulators by game maker Polyphony Digital (Gran Turismo) also are set up in the gallery.
Nissan Global Headquarters GalleryUpdate : 2015/09/25 : Xio Athos or ジオアトス a patrol car of the attack team Xio in Ultraman X on display at the Nissan Gallery (limited time display)Xio Athos (ジオアトス Jio Atosu) is a patrol car of the attack team Xio in Ultraman X .The location of the Gallery is as below

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    Fabulous, thanks experiencetokyo, I went to the gallery and it is still there. The Itasha rocks. Thanks for sharing.

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