Built in a mere five weeks, this dekochari features a flashy light display and a body of precision-cut aluminum sheeting that has been hand-folded and riveted to a steel frame.

A short video of the dekochari on the streets of London
Dekochari in the Year 2020 from Charlie Hope on Vimeo.

The music in the video is “Ichiban-boshi Blues” (vocals by Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa), the theme song from the Torakku Yarou movie series that sparked Japan’s dekotora art truck craze in the ’70s, which in turn inspired the dekochari phenomenon.