Anonymity Is Key

Absent from many Civics that run the famed Loop are valid license plates. That is due to the fact that these cars are not exactly registered or legal for road use. Japan has very strict vehicle modification laws so the Kanjozoku opt to ignore the rules altogether and risk it all by driving their cars late into the night. Some of these Civics have hardware designed to specifically hide the temporary license plates they are issued while many don’t run plates at all. It is all in the name of risk here and it is definitely not recommended. All this law-dodging leads to the Kanjozoku having to disguise their identities, so a face mask – like the ever-iconic “Jason” hockey mask – is employed. To further disguise their faces, window nets are also used to create a mosaic of mystery.

The venerable “Jason” hockey mask is not utilized so much these days with the Kanjozoku but they do sometimes have them in their cars to denote their allegiance to the dark art of Osaka street car culture.

The venerable “Jason” hockey mask is not utilized so much these days with the Kanjozoku but they do sometimes have them in their cars to denote their allegiance to the dark art of Osaka street car culture.

Custom hinged plates like this are often used on their Civics to hide their plates from visibility of the police.

Custom hinged plates like this are often used on their Civics to hide their plates from visibility of the police.

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