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Black Mark Day 2015

Scene: Nikko Circuit – Tochigi, Japan

Dec 28, 2015
Photographer: Colin Waki

In Japan, they call it soukoukai—a grassroots drifting event where drivers don't need to impress sponsors or be at the mercy of judges. Soukoukai is all about good vibes and awesome drifting, which is why we love checking out Black Mark Day every year held at Nikko Circuit.

The organizer of Black Mark Day is none other than Hideki Nagahama of N-Style, whom we featured numerous times before with his Toyota Soarer and Supra builds. He started the event because he felt there was a need for more exciting drift exhibitions that invited cool cars with a badass street style as opposed to pro-level competition cars.

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With the growing number of cars participating, Nagahama-san couldn't have asked for a better showing for his '15 event. He even had to split the run groups into three classes because there were so many cars! If you're ever in Japan, we encourage you to check out a soukoukai event as it demonstrates the free and fun spirit of Japanese drifting. You'll find nothing but awesome driving, a friendly atmosphere, and some of the raddest underground drift cars Japan has to offer!

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Best of Black Mark Day
One of the sexiest cars of the day was this S15 Silvia on Work VS-XX wheels. Pretty sick on the outside, but its RB26 swap and sequential shifter are what put this over the top!

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FF Drift?!?!
Your eyes aren't deceiving you… an EK4 Civic SiR built to drift! It's owned and driven by Genki Hirata, and there's a B16A under the hood and a hand brake that's used like crazy!

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Keigo Nakayama smoking the tires good in his 1.5JZ-powered JZX100 Mark II Tourer.

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Most aggressive rear of the year goes to this S15 Silvia!

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Organizer of Black Mark Day, Nagahama-san himself sliding his personal Toyota Supra. Check out his full feature in the January '16 issue.

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The infamous S15 Silvia owned by Yuuya Yoneda with a BMW E46 frontend.

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Thumb-ups to this Moccoman's S15 driven by Takayuki Hanyu.

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Noriko Suguro's AE86 got it all sewed up!

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Did someone say free hentai?

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There were so many sweet Silvias in the house, especially this Shout Rogue S15.

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Makoto Nakamura's Crown Majesta with a touch of N-Style.

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Toshiyuki Sudou from Technical Garage Sudou brought out his dope Mark II.

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Always wild watching these big-bodied sedans drift around the tight proving grounds of Nikko Circuit.

Jofel Tolosa
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