Sepia Collection (セピアコレクション)

This is a sizable, by-appointment-only, private collection. The 100-car collection is open to the public only one or two days a month, so arranging a time might proove challenging. Ratcheting up the degree of difficulty is that visits must be negotiated in Japanese. It's a pretty cool collection though.

Getting there

5 minute walk from Araki Station (Kagoshima Main Line)

1959 Datsun Sports S211- Only Two Remain!

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It's believed only 18 S211 Datsun Sports 1000 Convertibles were built with just two remaining, and is thus known as, The Rarest Datsun. Five... <More>


An all-Isuzu, One Of A Kind, Hillman Minx Super Deluxe/Shortnose Skyline GL (C110)

Views: 6,040   chat_bubble105   access_timeFebruary 22, 2020

According to my calculations, there's only one "last car" of a production run, and in the case of the Japan-produced Hillman Minxes, this is... <More>


A 1968 Datsun Cablight 1150 Firetruck, and The Significance of the Unimportant

Views: 2,181   chat_bubble56   access_timeMarch 28, 2018

In today's video, a retired Datsun Firetruck that now finds its home in the Sepia Collection. The Sepia Collection being a rather fine colle... <More>


Kei-truck Workhorse: Suzuki Suzulight Carry L20

Views: 5,166   chat_bubble66   access_timeSeptember 02, 2017

The Sepia Collection of classic, domestic Japanese cars never ceases to turn up obscure wonders that the rest of Japan, and the world, has l... <More>


The Sepia Collection - Obscure, Significant, Old Japanese Domestic Cars

Views: 29,249   chat_bubble195   access_timeJuly 02, 2016

In Kurume City Fukuoka Prefecture Japan, there is a collection of significant, domestically-produced Japanese cars. There are no *cool cars*... <More>


Sepia Collection: 1959 Three Wheelin' Mazda Truck

Views: 2,905   chat_bubble27   access_timeNovember 23, 2015

I absolutely love the Sepia Collection. They understand the concept of preservation. Not only of the cars/vehicles themselves, but of the hi... <More>


Sweet Coronaline! 1959 Toyopet Coronaline Van PT10 (Toyota Corona)

Views: 5,123   chat_bubble90   access_timeFebruary 28, 2015

I wonder if anyone will get the song in the title stuck in their heads... This is my first time to show a 1950's Corona, and an unusual body... <More>


Go out in Style in this 1965 Toyopet (Toyota) RT46V Corona Ambulance

Views: 7,712   chat_bubble61   access_timeOctober 30, 2013

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Old-School Microcar: The 1955 NJ from Nippon Jidōsha Kōgyō (日本自動車工業)

Views: 3,894   chat_bubble51   access_timeSeptember 07, 2013

I really enjoyed putting this video together. I guess that's because I knew nothing about the NJ. Nippon Jidōsha Kōgyō produced NJ's from... <More>


Honda's First Production Car - the T360 (1963 - 1967)

Views: 37,723   chat_bubble94   access_timeJune 17, 2013

Over 100,000 of these pick-ups were built over a period of five years (1963 - 1967) and all of them were this colour, "May Blue". The DOHC, ... <More>


An old Daihatsu 3-wheeler from the Sepia Collection

Views: 3,591   chat_bubble19   access_timeMarch 26, 2013

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Never Seen One: 1963 Daihatsu Compagno Berlina Two-door Sedan

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Original/Unrestored: 1973 Mazda Luce GR R12 (RX-4)

Views: 8,450   chat_bubble35   access_timeDecember 09, 2012

A quick glance of the car shows that it remains unrestored, and let's be honest, kinda rough. Like I said though, I was still happy to see i... <More>


Sepia Collection: A 1950 Type GB Mazda 3-Wheel Truck

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Sepia Collection: 1964 Nissan Cedric 1900

Views: 9,249   chat_bubble32   access_timeOctober 29, 2012

Quite the mid-60's, gentleman's car, this one. Built in a time when Japan began to mass-produce tiny cars to get it's ever-advancing citizen... <More>


Sepia Collection: A 1962 Mitsubishi 500 Super Deluxe

Views: 4,193   chat_bubble22   access_timeOctober 25, 2012

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Sepia Collection: A sweet, baby-blue Subaru 360

Views: 3,681   chat_bubble19   access_timeOctober 20, 2012

This 360 is part of the Sepia Collection, and also in that are a half-a-dozen of its brethren. This one was the cutest, and I didn't see any... <More>


Sepia Collection: A *NEW* 1974 Nissan Gloria GX

Views: 39,230   chat_bubble43   access_timeOctober 08, 2012

Here's a rarity. It's a car that never got driven. Just to clarify, the car has of course been moved, and most likely under its own power, b... <More>


Sepia Collection: Another classic Mazda Cosmo Sport L10B

Views: 3,598   chat_bubble20   access_timeOctober 06, 2012 A walk through of the Sepia Collection can be found here: Music Credit: C... <More>


Spotted: A 1965 Hino Contessa 1300 Deluxe

Views: 7,177   chat_bubble18   access_timeSeptember 27, 2012 This is a top, little JDM classic. The car was designed by Giovanni Michelotti, a guy who has designed many, many a m... <More>


Sepia Collection: A 1968 Datsun Fairlady 2000

Views: 11,352   chat_bubble16   access_timeSeptember 12, 2012

It is of course a convertible, but it also has NO ROOF. I really don't know what the deal is because although the car is incomplete, it is i... <More>


Sepia Collection: A 1973 Isuzu Bellett GT-R (PR91)

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The Sepia Collection - A collection of classic Japanese cars

Views: 16,609   chat_bubble57   access_timeJune 10, 2012

There will be plenty more videos to come from "The Sepia Collection". This is just the beginning. Website: RSS: http:... <More>