Clutter and crap everywhere appear to be some kind of legal requisite for Japanese garages and bicycle shops, but even by the usual standards, this one is quite special as there’s now barely space to do any actual repair work.
Photographs from a small group of islands
I’d love to see that motorcycle sidecar running but access looks difficult!
Just a bit. Get the feeling that the car below hasn’t moved in a long long time.
J. Michael says
Nah, I’ll bet the car runs; it’s the cleanest thing in the shop. As far as getting the scooter and sidecar down, looking at that odd collection of wood and bars (?) that make up the central floor, I’ll bet that he has to build a whole new frame for the big central pully every time every time he wants to take it for a spin.
I do hope you are right. Be great to see it running, and possibly even better to see him getting it out of there.
Rohan Gillett says
Do you know the cable show American Pickers? Surely this shop is a good reason to get a Japanese version going! Maybe I could start a new career … ?
No, wasn’t familiar with that programme, but just looked it up. And yeah, there’s potentially so much to pick up. In so many places too. Even in this little place there could be several more scooters behind that shutter on the right. A possible gold mine!
Simple. It all sparks joy!
Very true. Just not any sparks when it comes to starting that car!
Indeed. Thanks for that chuckle :O)
It does look more like a Showa than a runna.
Thanks back. Compared to your finely tuned pun, mine was like an old banger!
I love it. Such detail. Such history!
Is his inspection pit just filled with old iron and steel? One wonders what is at the bottom.
The best bit for me is that tint broom. Sorry, but that just ain’t gonna cut it 🙂
Yeah, there really is. Goodness knows how long that car has been there…
That definitely seems to be the case. I’m going for more scooters down there. Or perhaps that’s where his big broom ended up, hence the almost absurdly small one he is now forced to use!