We noticed you're blocking ads.

Keep supporting great journalism by turning off your ad blocker.

Questions about why you are seeing this? Contact us

Font Size

- Aa +

Sat 18 Jul 2009 05:18 PM

Font Size

- Aa +

'Itasha' festival in Japan

'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor looks at an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)
'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor looks at an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)
'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor takes pictures of an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)\n

'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor looks at an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)
'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor takes pictures of an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)\n

'Itasha' festival in Japan
A visitor looks at an anime-decorated 'Itasha' car displayed during the 'Moe Fes in Washimiya' at Washimiya Town Hall on July 18, 2009 in Washimiya, Saitama, Japan. Itasha, a word derived from 'itai' (painful) and 'sha' (car), are vehicles decorated with mostly female characters from Japanese manga, anime and video games. (Getty Images)

Read next