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About Kashiwazaki

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    +Absolute Otaku+ Kashiwazaki Love!

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    Touya-ku, Hokkaido-ken, Japan
  • Interests
    I am a full-on Otaku: obssessive for Japanese general culture, especially Anime, videogames and eventually Japanese coaches and trains, mainly the Shinkansen.
    I definitely disconnected from the rest of the world in what concerns buses and coaches, including in my place, where I now look to a coach that used to be spectacular in a different way; basically I now look at them like 'ordinary' coaches, with not much interest.
    This is due to a phase I am passig right now, a change of pace I decided to adopt (in order to move forward and change for better, sometimes we must leave many things we used to like behind).
    Other interests beyond this are scale modeling and - sometimes - going to disco and playing football.
    Three of my everlasting dreams is to go live in Japan like a real full-on otaku, buy my favorite car and "moe-fy" it into a good itasha and even more difficult, the people to stop being apathetic to all the world's curses and do something to reverse it!!
    My biggest source of inspiration for my whole life - including my work, my hobby and my family and friends relationships - is my favorite character, Kashiwazaki Sena from the 「I Don't Have Many Friends/僕は友達が少ない」 Anime.

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  1. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. Four days after receiving their final six units of their batch (x30 total; x20 frame-slide windows, x10 frameless windows), a Nishinihon JR Bus driver took pictures of his frameless windows model, while by the Chinatown area in Osaka, including from above. ? Useless to say it caught so much attention, as this is a totally new highway bus concept which will certainly grip the pace early in 2019 side by it's cooperative manufacturer - Mitsubishi Fusou - Hino and Isuzu. In the meantime in the US, Greyhound and Astro are interested in testing the 45" HD variant of the GALAXY (yet to be definitively codenamed) and the current GALAXY SHD, respectively. As for ANDROMEDA, the Portuguese also called up for testing it, notably Resende (Oporto district), Barraqueiro (Lisbon district) and even Joalto and Berrelhas (both Guarda district), while Barraqueiro is also looking at the 12m GALAXY and the MAGELLAN. This to say we decided to also provide ANDROMEDA for the international customers, including the Americas. KAGUYA CRUISE News. A contract has just been struck with Sumitomo Heavy Industries; through a deal made with the Meyer Werft Shipyards of Papenburg in Germany, we announce the new flagship to sail with the current GEM Class cruise ship「QUEEN EMILIA」; the EXCELLENCE/XL Class「FORTUNA」(vessel depicted is AIDA Cruises「AIDAnova」). Of the overall design, only the funnel encasing will be obviously modified, in order to reflect our own identity; passenger capacity however, will be downscaled from 6,600 to about 5,200, to give way to more entertainment/commercial facilities.
  2. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    One「GINGA」is now done... Now, on to the next ones! ^^ As usual, use these under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
  3. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    The second「ANDROMEDA」of my original brand - Kashiwazaki Coaster - is JDM and flies the colors of Hato Bus. ^^ What I plan for other colors upon the JDM「ANDROMEDA」still stand, and altogether, at least three Swiss companies will also be featured, though they will be upon the longer 14m model. Of side note, yet still inside the subject, the「GINGA」is also to receive the Hato Bus colors, as the「MAGELLAN」, which will in it's turn receive two more colors, the all new Nishi-Nihon JR and Kashiwazaki Kanko (not to be confused with either my alias, the brand, or even the Anime this name truly comes from; Kashiwazaki Kanko is real and is operating mostly Hino S'elega/Isuzu Gala units). As usual, use these under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
  4. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/MITSUOKA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. The first KASHIWAZAKI Coaster「ANDROMEDA」to be used in Japan belongs now to Mitsuoka, the subsidiary company to the Kaguya LHB. This「ANDROMEDA」is the usual 12 meters long and it's heart is a Mitsubishi Fuso 6R10 10.7 engine developing 380hp. As for the featured hull art, the mentally deranged, yet innocent looking Shinjou Akane from the「SSSS.GRIDMAN」Anime was the chosen one, amidst a poll answered by over 9,600,000 people, the highest number ever attained (to remind, all units planned to feature an Anime character always have their character chosen by the people, to conform to everybody's demands). We are now building for Nishinihon JR, Hato Bus and a classic hommage paint scheme for Laurel Tour.
  5. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    We already dispatched two ANDROMEDA models - a 12 meters and a 14 meters, the only lengths available - the closest to your location in Lisbon; they should arrive by 18th of the month aboard the RKK Line car carrier「MIYARABI II」. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. These pictures come from Chicago, precisely from a very happy customer that's Metra. In their words, we read: 「After two days of running our four new thruway units - codenamed North, South, West and East after the routes they serve - we were lost for words on their exceptional performance and ease to maintain. A particular shout out for their patented progressive all-around steering system, which provides more confidence to the driver at negociating even the tightest downtown avenues. Customer feedback also particularly points out the exquisite and relaxing interior design, perfect for anyone who left the hassles of a long day at work. The GINGA truly proves a champion of any downtown rush hour commute, may it be in the morning or late afternoon.」 It's the enthusiasm of our customers that we can evolve to even better, even if the customer pointed no issues at all; KASHIWAZAKI COASTER Heavy Industries is - in the end - a new manufacturer built precisely by customers like you, who wish to operate something avant-garde, unique, classy, but above all, superior quality made in Japan, with the precision of a Japanese sword and the beauty of a Geisha. Test your perfect KASHIWAZAKI COASTER model now, and take advantage of our limited offer: project elaboration fees get 40% off, and warranty (normally 6 years) is extended for 8 years (offers are valid for any new orders made until 1/30/2019 5:30 JST)!
  6. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. France joins in on consolidating the Kashiwazaki Coaster name in Europe, by taking delivery of the first 14 meters GINGA SHD for the the Police Nationale, most precisely for use as a repatriation and tactical transport unit in the large city of Marseille. It is also the very first unit we have built with bullet proof windows and armor plating to protect the cabin and specific vital areas on the luggage compartment, therefore keeping the weight of the plating as low as possible, compared to installing much heavier safes. The SNCF (Societe Nationale de Chemins de Fer) also showed interest in acquiring a whole fleet of 12 meter GINGA HD and GINGA SHD to reinforce their OuiBus fleet, notably in the pre-Alps regions of Savoie and Annecy, and the plains of Montpellier. For the latter regions, the idea of implementing the GINGA units has been a joy, as these regions have been experiencing an increase in sympathy towards Japanese culture. Other potentially interested operators are the Rhone-Alpes and Autocars Pays de Savoie, notably the latter is proposing we build a semi-deck (known in Japan as a UFC type) based upon our ANDROMEDA model; since we started viability studies, we are now collecting name proposals for this model (always parting from the traditional criteria it must be named after any known galaxy or nebula).
  7. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Well understood. Is the ANDROMEDA to be used in Japanese territory (this is a model reserved for use in Japan only, for information)? Buses in Japan are notable for their durability, for they are frequently used for exhaustive long range trips, including overnight scheduled service (a former division within the Kaguya Group, Nagaoka Nightliner, was precisely aimed at luxury overnight trips). We go even further on the durability and safety standards - as we have depicted when we launched the Ginga - by having six experts, each from three worldwide key regions, Japan, Europe and North America. As a side information, we use titanium coke of the highest quality possible on critical structures, especially natural weak points, ensuring an increase of at least 45% on durability of the chassis; we expect these to have such long lifespan the bodyworks themselves could rather become the first components to require refurbishment after the preset time for an all-steel chassis. According to an independent study performed in the University of Oxford in England regarding the quality of titanium we use, results show purity levels between 98.6% to 99.8%, therefore quality as sharp as the most perfectly sharpened Japanese sword ever cast. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. As a big surprise, Switzerland becomes the second country in the European region to welcome Kashiwazaki Coaster vehicles; five GINGA SHD on the 13m three axle platform to be precise. The first two are for the rescue and paramedic organization Rega, and were partly funded by the Swiss citizens as it was for most of Rega's rescue helicopters and the three repatriation air ambulances of the Challenger type, while we exceptionally gave our contribution, by discounting 40% of the final price of each. They will be used to repatriate Swiss citizens anywhere in Europe requiring little to no immediate medical assistance, while still fully equipped with first-aid and moderate medical facilities. The second batch is made up of three GINGA SHD on the same platform, this time for the Edelweiss Air (owned by Swiss Airlines, and by it's turn subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group). There are a few other companies at European level which are interested, but again, the double deck ANDROMEDA for Donato Di Fonzo (Italy) wasn't but a one-off exception provided by the Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to celebrate the strengthnening ties between Japan and Italy. Kaguya actually responded to this celebration by acquiring 20% of shares at Automobili Lamborghini SpA from the Volkwagen Group, in a bid to promote the manufacturer even more, not just in Japan, but the whole Greater East Asia.
  8. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    Kashiwazaki Coaster can produce LHD models, but under certain conditions, and one of them is to return the unit(s) after they achieve the end of use; we shall take care of their resale/recycling, by using one of our designated carferries visiting Europe regularly (RKK Line's「MIYARABI II」), while delivering new units and loading used/decommissioned ones in. This is because the units we produce (from our brand and partner manufacturers, such as Hino, Isuzu, Setra, etc) have a few technologies patented specifically to us. About the engine option, the OM471 is the only of your choice we can install; Volvo has no engines fit for Kashiwazaki Coaster models. Please feel free to enquire for more information. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. A new Kashiwazaki Coaster model has finally surfaced: the MAGELLAN, named after the Magellanic Clouds, is the first successfully homologated super hi-decker under ten meters of Japan. MAGELLAN was developed primarily to be the champion of long distance trips not requiring more than twenty five passengers and their luggage, thanks to it's luggage holds beneficiating from higher ceiling, therefore more space; even more space can be achieved, by opting for two more compact air conditioning systems (as compact as 40% the size of a single, regular one) whose shape allows to be sandwiched between the cabin floor and each of the rear wheels, or in the case for the European market, the installation of the unit directly on the roof (as there are no restrictions for height in Europe). MAGELLAN is also perfect for VIP services, tours, intercity and even regular service, making it our most versatile vehicle. This first model of the MAGELLAN is a super hi-decker, but will also be available in the hi-decker variant soon. Some specs: Mercedes-Benz OM 936 (354hp) or Mitsubishi Fuso 6S10 7.7 (375hp) engines Frame-slide or frameless side windows Optional: kitchenette* Optional:「Cocoon」individual cabinets* Optional: full scale minibar* Options for preset or variable seating configuration** *Options included on the custom「Platinum Package」- feel free to enquire for more info, **Variable seating configuration is part of the custom「Platinum Package」and consists of high quality upholstery made large seats which can be easily repositioned across the floor, to either create lines of seats directed at windows, or conference room style layout.
  9. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    In line with my original brand - Kashiwazaki Coaster - the double decker comes out, and is named ANDROMEDA. This particular ANDROMEDA is a one-off (yes, the ONLY 45' of the kind, so don't expect me to accept any other schemes) for an Italian company based in Southern Abruzzo, Donato Di Fonzo. Di Fonzo has already a certain 'tradition' in using classical maps, but this time to stay in that tradition, but trying a slightly bolder approach, I decided to take a more modern map of the Japanese main island of Hokkaido. Next up I will use the domestic 40' ANDROMEDA for JR Bus Kanto, Hokkaido Bus, JR Tohoku「Hayabusa」and Hato Bus (subject to changes/cancellation). As usual, use these under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
  10. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. After two weeks of final stage preparations, the double decker of the newly established Kashiwazaki Coaster Heavy Industries rolls out into production. There will be one exceptional model exported to Europe, where an Italian company - Donato Di Fonzo - showed an outstanding interest in becoming the first European company to obtain a pure Japanese model, but again, this being a big exception due to logistical reasons. This aside, this new double decker is called ANDROMEDA, in keeping the tradition of naming our tour/express dedicated vehicles after galaxies. ANDROMEDA's technical specs are pretty much identical to those of the GINGA, except the export model, which will be a full two meters longer and therefore beneficiate from the powerful Daimler OM 471 Euro VI engine, producing an outstanding, but cost-efficient 422hp. The domestic ANDROMEDA is by it's turn powered by either a 6S10 7.7 engine producing 375hp or a 6R10 10.7 engine producing 380hp, both Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler.
  11. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA News. After years of research, plus one last year of meticulous and dedicated rolling prototype building and testing, the Kaguya Group - in partnership with Alpico Group - are proud to establish and present the KASHIWAZAKI COASTER Heavy Industries. For now, the primary products the factory will focus on, is on heavy duty passenger vehicles, starting with the super hi-deck「Ginga」. 「Ginga」is currently available in three specs - one for domestic market (Japan), one another adapted for North American requirements, and yet another adapted for the European market. Sub-variants are as follows: Japan Spec: 12 meters Frame-slide windows or frameless windows Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler 6R10 10.7 (380hp) or 6S10 7.7 (375) engines NA Spec: 12 meters or 13.7 meters Frameless windows Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler 6R10 engine (380hp) or Daimler OM 470 10.6 (326hp) EU Spec: 12.2 meters, 13.7 meters or 15 meters Frameless windows Daimler OM 470 10.6 (326hp), or Mitsubishi Fuso/Daimler 6R10 10.7 (380hp) or 6S10 7.7 (375hp) engines The next models are still in development, and will have their final specs revealed along with their respective chosen model names; stay tuned especially if you seek a specific vehicle other than the super hi-deck model. Nevertheless, we welcome all of your enquiries regarding each of them, so you can already specify a vehicle according to your needs. Also, please be aware that we only use Mitsubishi Fuso (current Japanese emissions standards) or Daimler (Euro VI) heavy duty engines; transmission choices however, remain the customer's best wishes. As a standard of our own which far surpasses the minimum requirements by the law either in Japan, the EU and North America, each ready-to-delivery unit is rigorously tested and approved by a permanent group of six highly trained inspectors, two appointed by the JMLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan), other two appointed by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board, US, also legally representing Canada) and two more appointed by the ETSC (European Transportation Safety Council); of them and respectively to the territory they represent, one is responsible for emmissions standards testing, while the second officer verifies the structural integrity, such as welding, bolting, etc. As for quality standards (finishing touches, origin control of amenities related materials, such as upholstery, woodwork if applicable, etc), we already have a team of independent, very demanding experts, which will ensure and certify the finest quality on each KASHIWAZAKI COASTER vehicle before it leaves the production plant, especially the VIP ones. In the meantime, two customers - METRA Rail of Chicago (Illinois, USA) and the Nishi-Nihon JR Highway Bus (Osaka Pref., Japan) - already received their first certified batches, may it be 4x Ginga 13.7 meter models (batch complete) for the former and 10x Ginga 12 meters (out of 30x total (20x with frame-slide windows and 10x with frameless windows)).
  12. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    The KC wave just keeps going! ^^ 「Ginga」on it's original 12m Japan config also receives it's first coating, the also brand new Nishi-Nihon JR scheme. Frameless windows: You guys can also suggest the schemes you would like, while keeping in mind a hi-decker will also be made very soon, therefore a transit version with it's sedan style door will be included. However, also keep in mind that the Ginga 45ft and it's hi-deck fleetmate are the ONLY models available in NA spec!
  13. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    The first of the Kashiwazaki Coaster jobs is finally here. Before I advance to it, I present the brand: Kashiwazaki Coaster is a brand of mine whose creation was mainly influenced - and hurried! - by the fact I had to produce an original design of mine to sell copies of printed models for last weekend's Japan related convention, with the goal of donating half the earnings to finance next year's edition, or at least other minor events. Because I unfortunately didn't sell a single copy, I still have the prints for sale on Facebook's Marketplace, but the ideal can still go on indefinitely, as I can print and/or produce, according to the order being for prints or completed models. For now, the super hi-deck「Ginga」is the only model available, though I am predicting a hi-deck, non-step and three double deck variants (tour, city bus and open-top sightseeing), whose model names are yet to be decided. Now, straight to business, this particular Ginga is 45 feet long, but with a slightly shorter wheelbase than normal. The chosen scheme is a what-if thruway bus service with a scheme based directly on the newest schemes used by the Chicago commuter railways. This scheme was adapted from a vector image of a MP36 on Dumielauxepices.net; because there is no known username associated to that upload, I rather added the「[UNKNOWN USER]」mention and the original site, which means that if anyone here is the author or knows who is, I kindly ask you to communicate it, so I can replace the mention. Other than that, enjoy yourselves and if you liked this new original bus design be on the lookout for more KASHIWAZAKI COASTER models pouring in! ^^
  14. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Because the first Kashiwazaki Coaster「Ginga」is now a sale item in a bid for boosting the Japan culture association I am part of economically, I removed it effective immediately, to prevent third parties from taking the upper hand. Still, I drop the first previews for the blanks respectfully for the North American import version, in the traditional 13.7m (45ft) length. Windows, topside lights, split windshield and other details have been set up to match the usual NA requirements. I will apply the first colors to both the Japanese and NA versions starting tomorrow; the NA version will be one you will much likely not expect (a clue however: it's a paint job you only see on commuter trains). As for the original Japanese version, I'm hitting on a brand new Nishi-Nihon scheme, as shown below. Will not be an easy one, but since I am still on vacation, I won't give it up that easily. ^^
  15. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Been very long time since I last visited this place. ^^; Grief aside, I bring something new, a design of my own. The brand is Kashiwazaki Coaster Heavy Industries and the model is a super hi-decker - the Ginga (which means「Galaxy」in Japanese) - based on a geometry similar to the Mitsubishi Fuso AeroQueen. Ginga is the first of a selection of highway/express bus models, and got it's inspiration on both traditional and modern aspects of Japan, such as the front design with it's branching headlights reminiscent of Kumadori (facial make-up worn by Kabuki performers), in contrast with an audaciously modern looking rear end, with it's funnel shaped black section, connected to the side windows through the upper corners. The usage of this mix of modern and traditional represents by itself their harmonious relationship. Briefing given, I leave you with the result, with it's first color scheme, for usage at the convention to be held during this weekend, where I am participating for the second consecutive time, expecting to sell a couple of prints to visitors, while part of the revenues will revert in favor of the responsible association, of which I am also a member of, in a bid for helping them into start investing on next projects the organization will be up to sometime later, or for next year's edition already. [ATTACHMENT UNAVAILABLE; check following post] Other paint schemes upon my trademark advanced tooling will surface in the next week. As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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