I rarely go on "trips"; the farthest I usually venture is well within the radius of 30 - 40 kilometers from my temporary home. However, this weekend was a little different, with a chance to visit Ina, along with a group of fellow foreign students from Sri Lanka. I had lamented the lack of a pocket car on some of my previous journeys, and coincidentally I received this white Kyosho Hakosuka I won from an auction on Friday. Turned out to be very good choice. In case if you haven't noticed yet, the backdrop for the shot is one of the most revered places for the Japanese.

The location is Shosenkyo, located in Yamanashi Prefecture. A short rope-way leads to the mini - mountain top which serves some amazing panoramic views of the surroundings, including 富士山 -"Fujisan". The autumn colors made it even better. Highly recommended as a place to visit if you come to Japan, especially during days with a good weather.

The Hako managed to wander through some of the wilderness across Ina too.

A note about the casting is well deserved. I have been on a Kyosho binge lately, and this is one of the castings that literally got me hooked into the brand. The Hako is probably one of the finest castings they have done in 1/64, with classic details. This particular example came sans the box (and with some minor patches), hence the cost was quite bearable (actually the pricetag of any diecast you want to have is bearable, eh.). Remains to be seen if TLV might turn out a Hako coupe GT-R someday, but at least till then, this Kyosho (and maybe the Car-Nel if you can find) will be the most faithful representation of the boxy Skyline.

Thanks for stopping by! Monday is heading straight towards us at full speed, hope you have a great week ahead!

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