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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Owner: Hitomi Okazaki; 1991 Toyota Hilux; Chiba, Japan; Fascination Miniz

A Highly Detailed Father and Daughter Toyota Build

Family is a very important part of Japanese culture. But once a child turns 18, they’re expected to leave home and make their own way in the world, taking with them the lessons and knowledge learned from their parents. Part of this love and knowledge passed down in Hitomi Okazaki’s family from her father Tadaharu is a love of custom mini-trucks. Hitomi loved the movie Lilo & Stitch when she was growing up, especially the Stitch character, and she collected a lot of memorabilia from the film. When she was still in high school, her father bought this ‘91 Toyota Hilux. Hitomi noticed that the color was very similar to Stitch and she was instantly fascinated by the mini. Although she couldn’t drive yet, she asked if she could have the truck. Her father quickly agreed and began to customize it for her while she went to driving school. The goal was for the family to build a clean and highly detailed custom mini-truck together, featuring Stitch’s colors and theme. (more…)