On February 13, 2010, Aichi Pref hosted Aichi Pop Culture Festa at Morikoro Park. The even was organized by Aichi Prefecture & backed up by Agency of Cultural Affairs.
The event consists of live concerts, artist exhbit. Also they were selling limited train ticket.
She is Popcul-chan, the maskot character of this event.
Itasha (痛車) Exhibit
The feature part of the event was exhibition of Itasha. Itasha (痛車) literaly means "painful car."
The origin of "Itasha" is not really known. Some said they started calling it because it is waste of their money & time to decorate their expensive cars with anime characters, masochistically. (But they are proud of wasting their money and time to decorate their cars).
Suzuki Choinori - amazing custom work
From Tohou Projects
Original Pikachu Character
Higuchi Archipunture Motor Club (樋口鍼灸院自動車部)
The following Itasha is the actual racing car of a archipuncture clinic in Shinjo, Aichi.
The clinic doctor and staff loves anime and racing. They decided to create their own original anime character, decorate it and attend local race in Shinjo, Aichi.
Left: Driver - Right: Higuchi-san, Team chief