Occupy Tokyo with your Zokusha on Doukoho Eve

It’s time for our yearly commemoration of Doukoho Eve. On November 22, 1978, over 3000 bosozoku motorcycles and cars swarmed the streets of Tokyo, cruising, parading, revving and generally causing a ruckus. They were out to celebrate the end of an era.

That’s because on the following day a new Japanese traffic law would require helmets for all motorcyclists. So a huge shukai (meet) was held the night before and from that day forth the 22nd of November of each year became a bosozoku Memorial Day of sorts. The Japanese call it doukoho, short for douro koutsu hou kaisei, or Road Traffic Law Change. So strap on your tsurikawa, pommade up your regento, crank up some Kishidan and tear up the night!

Here are some videos from the Aoyama Jokers from that fateful night.

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4 Responses to Occupy Tokyo with your Zokusha on Doukoho Eve

  1. Nigel said:

    What’s that sound…sounds like motors, and the Godfather theme with car horns.

  2. Bob said:

    The 1979 Oldsmobile at 1:32 caught me off guard in the first video, haha. Very cool!