Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die
FLORISTS is a company I currently run, attempting to bring all forms of Japanese car culture to the United States. Started in 2016, I began importing Japanese car parts, car magazines, clothing, stickers, and other artifacts of Japanese car culture to the United States. Initially only selling products on eBay, the florists.jp website is my first foray into defining FLORISTS as a brand and part of car culture itself.
One of my first and main goals of FLORISTS has been the importing of car parts from Japan. Learning this process from the ground up has been an awesome experience, and I plan to continue doing this for the near future. But as always, I'm looking above and beyond. I'm currently researching the development and manufacturing of parts, and what it would take to be competitive on a global level. And I'm not talking about reps - I'd like to create genuine, high-quality parts that still look good.
Something else that's important to me is car-related apparel. Aesthetics are a huge part of Japanese car culture, and bringing those automotive aesthetics to clothing and apparel is insanely fun for me. Tsurikawa, Suichuuka, liveries, all of it provides inspiration.
Many of these projects were done for fun and out of a love for programming. They may not be polished or even complete. If you'd like more information about a given project or the process used in creating it, you can always contact me.