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Celebrating The New Year With RWB

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The yearly RAUH-Welt Begriff New 12 months Birthday celebration would possibly neatly be one of the best ways to begin exploring Eastern vehicle tradition all over Tokyo Auto Salon week. I say this, as it’s an tournament that someone can sign up for in on.

Because the remaining time I attended an RWB New 12 months Birthday celebration in 2020, I’d been taking a look ahead to coming again. So, after I heard that the 2023 tournament used to be being held at a shrine, I may no longer stay my pleasure in take a look at. Flights and accomodation have been booked; the New 12 months couldn’t come round fast sufficient for me.


In Eastern tradition, early January is a time that many households come in combination and seek advice from shrines the place they want for a wealthy, satisfied and wholesome yr forward. I used to be amazed that Nakai-san controlled to safe any such venue for this yr’s RWB celebration, however it seems he’s shut buddies with the custodian at Kashiwa Jinja-Shrine in Chiba, simply quarter-hour’ power clear of RWB HQ.

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Main as much as the development, a 20-car restrict used to be introduced, however after seeing the site I wasn’t so positive they’d set up to suit that quantity in. My suspicions have been showed at the night time, with best 13 automobiles admitted given the sheer choice of other folks attending. I arrived early to peer the automobiles roll in, which is at all times an excellent sight.

Once I attended the 2020 RWB New 12 months Birthday celebration, Nakai-san’s 997 conversion used to be nonetheless a prototype, so seeing a couple of buyer automobiles in combination used to be superior. They give the impression of being superb, particularly the cabriolet model. It’s without a doubt a brand new generation of RWB transferring ahead, even if it used to be additionally nice to peer the 930, 964 and 993 RWB classics.


Whilst I noticed Nakai-san early, he disappeared to select up a unique visitor. No person anticipated Cody Walker to make an front, and that in point of fact were given the gang going.


As soon as everybody within the RWB circle of relatives had arrived, speeches have been made, together with a few phrases from the shrine custodian, adopted by means of a Miko-mai, a Eastern conventional Shinto ritual ceremonial dance, which I’ve at all times sought after to peer in individual.

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As I was hoping it might be, the 2023 RAUH-Welt Begriff New 12 months Birthday celebration used to be a good way to begin Tokyo Auto Salon week. Simply having the ability to seek advice from Japan once more intended the ambience used to be electrifying, so I understand it’s going to be an exhilarating yr forward.

Rick Muda
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