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 Post subject: Toyotageek's Vehicle Tour, Japan 2010
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:35 pm 
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Right on the heels of Impulsives report Back from Japan: Vehicle Report, I too am back from Japan and planned on doing something similar. So, here it is, Toyotageek's Vehilce Tour, Japan 2010.

I posted some of the more nostalgic cars I saw in the main discussion, but here is where all the not vintage and a few non-Japanese cars will be, as well as other vehilces.

The pictures are mostly in chronological order from the start to the end of my trip. Some pix are better than others, so please excuse the quality or small subject matter of some photos...

I stayed in Kamakura, and visited various parts of Yokohama and Tokyo, as well as Enoshima and Hakone. This was a trip to visit friends and family, so car stuff was a low priority.

Enjoy, and comments are always welcome!


Japan, especially Tokyo, is crawling with taxis. Unfortunately I didn't take as many pictures of taxis as I would have liked - mostly due to timing, and location.

Toyota Sai (?) Taxi at Haneda International Airport.
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A couple of Crown Comfort taxis at the airport.
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Our Keikyu Limousine bus to Ofuna Station.
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Another Toyota taxi in Kamakura (I think this one is a Toyota Comfort) Can you ID any of the background vehicles?
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And this Toyota Hiace Police Van at the main police office in Kamakura (I can't recall, but I think the patrol car in the background was a Crown. Unfortunately I could not enter the parking lot to take better pictures).
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Some random street shots of Kamakura, that just happened to have cars in them.
Volkswagen Polo & a Subaru Legacy
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Subaru Justy, & a Honda Civic
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A Lexus and a Toyota
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More cars!

My brother-in-laws Honda Step Wagon
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Daihatsu Tanto (?)
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Toyota Prius
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An old Mini - actually saw quite a few of these on the road.
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Hino Cement truck next to a Honda bike (repair?) shop. This truck was small.... so Kawaii!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Next set of photos are some of the cars that are on collection at the History Garage in Odaiba. The History Garage is a Toyota facility located near MegaWeb, adjacent to the Venus Fort shopping mall. The collection contains a number of vintage cars from Japan, Europe and the USA. I only took photos of the Japanese cars, but in retrospec I realized I should have taken pictures of the other cars for you to enjoy. My bad, but gives me a reason to go back again next trip.

Let's take a walk through memory lane...

The History Garage is set up like a giant diorama, with cars displayed in 'street scene' settings, however, my photos don't really show this effect very well.

Datsun 1000 truck, circa 1960
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Mazda Carol, circa 1962
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Now we enter the main showroom, which houses a 'history' of Japanese cars.
To the left we see these examples. The lighting is dim, and a flash doesn't work well, so please bear with the poor pictures, especially of the darker colored cars.
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Subaru 360, circa 1966
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Honda S800, circa 1966
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Nissan Fairlady Z432, circa 1971
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Mazda Cosmo Sport, circa 1971
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More to come...

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Now let's look to the right of this exhibition hall. Ah, a line-up of mostly Toyotas!
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Toyota Crown, circa 1963
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Toyota Corolla, circa 1969
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Toyota Sprinter Trueno TE27, circa 1973
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Toyota 2000GT MF12 (export version), circa 1967
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And the only non-Japanese car in the room... Delorean, circa 1981
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After this exhibition hall you enter a shop called Grease. This shop is full of automotive collectables - from books to diecast. I bought a magazine, book and DVD here. Once you exit Grease, you are thrust back into the History Garage. There is a small restaurant here, and then we see this festive holiday example of a Toyota...

Toyota Sports 800, circa 1966-69
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Next were several American and European cars (again, sorry I didn't take pix of them), and the last Japanese car on display was this...

Toyota Celica GT liftback, circa 1974
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That's it for this level... oh, I forgot to mention, the facility is on two floors! Let's go down to the first level to see some racing history!

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Now, lets go to the first floor of the History Garage. This is where the Restoration Garage is located as well as various exhibits and cars. The exhibits are models of race cars in various scales (I didn't take any pictures... but I'll try to dig up some old ones I may have). In the past, I have seen F1 cars, Super GT cars and various other race cars on temporaty exhibit. Out on the patio are the same three cars that I think have been there for several years.

In the Restoration Garage was this Toyota Sports 800, A Carina?, and a Vespa.
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Outside on the patio were these three...

TS020 GT-One 1998 Le Mans
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Celica Turbo 4WD (ST185) 1995 Safari Rally winner
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2004 JGTC au CERUMO Supra
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Out on the round-about, which is part of the test drive course from MegaWeb was the Toyota iQ EV which just finished up a photo shoot.
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Next up were some cars I photographed while driving between Kamakura and Yokohama.

Definately a Crown Police car (GRS180)
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The car in the middle is a Toyota Carina. On the left is another Toyota, and the right a Nissan Moco?.
Note that a yellow license plate is a Kei car.
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Yellow plate = another Kei car!
Daihatsu Move Latte
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Is this a Mazda Eunos?
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And a scooter! Any guesses what make?
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Another day, more cars sighted! One day we went to Enoshima by monorail (pics later). On the way to the station we passed a driving school. Very different from what we have in the US! In Japan, driving schools actually have closed courses that students practice on. The facility not only provides a place for personal drivers license lessons, but bus and truck and motorcycles too! Here are a few photos of the school grounds. You can see two cars driving by, and in the background is a bus that is about to practice backing into a space with "bungee cord" walls.
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Continuing on our way to the monorail station I spotted this Toyota
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Alfa Romeo Spider
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On the island of Enoshima was this Toyota Hiace Postal van.
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And back on the mainland at this Fujisawa Police Enoshima Koban...
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A Suzuki of some sorts.
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And a police scooter.
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And since we're looking at scooters, how about these pizza delivery scooters?!
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Next day was a trip to Hakone.
Many of these pictures were taken on the road, and image quality is not as detailed and cars not as large, but I'd like to share them anyways..

Spotted this Honda Acty at a bike shop
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Another Crown Comfort taxi
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Suzuki Every
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Toyota Ist with a Toyopet dealer in the background
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Hino truck
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A couple of Subarus parked at a Udon restaurant
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A Crown unmarked patrol car along the expressway
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A JAF Dyna tow truck, followed by a Suzuki
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A Dyna flatbed with.... what's on the back?
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Isuzu Elf truck
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Toyota LiteAce in the center, and maybe another on the right?
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Suzuki Carry and a BMW
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Nissan Atlas
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Toyota Celica liftback.
It was night & we drove by this car parked in a public lot.
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And back at Kamakura, just before dinner I spied this kei truck selling something...
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Still more to come... and some better pictures too!

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Next up, a trip to Shinjuku and Shinbashi...

I took better car pictures today. Our pace slowed down, so I walk walk at a more liesurly pace and do some car-seeing.

These next few were cars we passed almost everyday as we walked to Kita-Kamakura station.

Toyota Sienta
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Suzuki Alto
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A couple of trash trucks.
Not certain about the make or model of this one.
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This is either a Dyna or Hino
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A little Suzuki delivery kei truck
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What's in this garage?
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Is it a Honda Beat?
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On the train to Tokyo, spotted some construction machinery
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More to come!

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Once we made it to Shinjuku, my wife had tea with a friend & I had time to walk around and take some pictures of parked and passing vehicles...

Daihatsu Hijet
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Hino trash truck
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There was a post office near by, and trucks, vans and scooters were constanty coming and going.
Suzuki Postal van.
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Postal scooter
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Subaru Sambar?
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Daihatsu
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Mitsubishi Canter
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Honda Zest Spark
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Unknown kei car?
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Crown Comfort 'Tokyo Musen' Taxi
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Unknown
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Unknown
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Kuroneko Yamato Toyota Hiace van
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Sagawa Isuzu ? delivery truck
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DHL Toyota Dyna truck
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Now over to Shinbashi.
Isuzu Elf truck
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Subaru Sambar
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No motors, but lots of bikes!
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That's not all. I still have a few more to post, but these should keep you busy for a while.
I hope you enjoy them!

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yes i did enjoy them!
er, but where are the nissans and mitsus? :lol:


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matt wrote:
yes i did enjoy them!
er, but where are the nissans and mitsus? :lol:


Still in Japan! :lol:

What can I say, I'm Toyotageek!
But really, there's still a few to come, so hang tight!

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yes that's a eunos roadster with a different front bumper and yes that's a honda beat..

thanks for the pics!


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That's one funny looking MX5 :)

Love the pics, I feel like I'm there!

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looks "vette" style..

mind if i borrow the pic for a roadster board i frequent? maybe get them to figure out what it is.


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looks "vette" style..

mind if i borrow the pic for a roadster board i frequent? maybe get them to figure out what it is.


Sure, go right ahead.
....so many funky body kits in Japan, soooo many!

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Ok, continuing with the last of my pictures...

Another day in Kamakura, and a few more cars...

Toyota iQ. Also stopped by a Netz dealer and picked up some iQ brochures.
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Another little kei truck
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Daihatsu Esse
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Honda Odyssey
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Kuroneko Yamato Toyota Quick Delivery van
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Buses at Ofuna bus terminal
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Last day in Japan!

More around town photos from Kamakura.

Toyota Dyna
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Fiat Multipla
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Daihatsu Hijet - besides white, this was a very common color
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Honda N360/N600
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Toyota MR2
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R30 Skyline Hatchback and Toyota MR2
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Daihatsu Mira Gino
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Kamakura Firestation
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Toyota Hiace ambulance and Nissan Firetruck
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Lincoln Hearse
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Toyota Noah Fieldtourer
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Nissan March K12
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Suzuki Wagon R
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Subaru Sambar VW conversion
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Scooters for sale
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Nissan Silvia
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Suzuki Alto
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Mitsubishi eK-Wagon
This photo shows a paid parking lot attendant - park your car; you have two or three minutes until a device pops up blocking your wheels; when you return, pay the fee, the wheel block resets and you drive off.
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Toyota Crown Police car
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Another bus, this time at Ofuna station
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An older Toyota Dyna
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Porsche backing into it's garage
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A closer look at the Honda shop which was in another photo (with a Hino cement mixer)
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Garaged Toyota AE86
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There goes another bus!
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And there goes another Crown Comfort taxi!
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A couple of Nissan Kindergarden buses
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Some Nissan Z - not sure what model
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Toyota Mark II (1996 - 2000 model)
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What are these? Especially the little red one on the left; the kei truck on the right is some Suzuki.
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... still a few more to come!

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Final post!

.. it's getting late in Kamakura, but still enough light for s few more photos!

Some Honda - what model?
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Mitsubishi I MiEV
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TEPCO Nissan van - what model ?
TEPCO is Tokyo Electric Power Company
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Base Camp - scooters for sale
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Hino Dutro delivering some vending machines
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Suzuki Every ?
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Yanmar construction equipment
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And the last car.... a Nissan - model unknown! What is it?
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That's all for this trip!

I get a kick out of seeing all these cars every time I visit Japan, especially the kei cars! And I dig the compactness of the trucks and construction machinery.

Thanks for looking!

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