I thought about the reason why motor sports culture is not rooted in Japan

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Unlike golf and tennis

My husband recently said, "When it comes to golfing and tennis, everyone takes care of the basic form and cherishes them, when driving a car, why will not they be conscious of driving positions and forms at all? He said that.

…Hmm? Same?

It feels like not being there, but I also feel like I can understand it.

Certainly, there are many people studying the form of golf. "How can I extend the flight distance?" "Where would the ball fly straight and fly just right?" ... As the lisap started teaching one on one golf, if you would like to improve golf skills, I wonder why.

Regarding tennis, I hear that the appearance of Nishikori-kun gave us more fires and more people attending the tennis school.

Compared to such tennis and golf,Motor sports culture is still behind in Japan.

In Europe, motor sports is more familiar, there are lots of circuits on which F1 and big races can be made, and there are also many people going to see. In Japan,

"F1? Is it okay if geek or rich hobby goes to see?"

It feels like the image is strong, and in general it does not penetrate.

While I think that racers like Kobayashi Kamui and Nakajima Kazuki are famous among car lovers, there are still many people who do not know in the world. Even on TV sports programs, there are many topics of baseball, football, tennis and golf, but not much about motor sports. If Kobayashi Kamiyoshi participated in F1 and a major race and won the championship, it might be that more motor sports will penetrate even in Japan ...

But, it might not be as powerful as Nishikori-kun of tennis.

What is different between Europe and America and Japan?

"Why is Motor Sports not taking root in Japan?"I have discussed the story with my husband before,Among our couples,

"Europe and America are carriage culture and Japan is a hiking culture" Is not it?

It came to the conclusion.

In Europe, horse-drawn carriage culture has taken root for a long time.From the era of Mesopotamian civilization and Indus civilization, it seems that a horse-drawn carriage exists. As there are many places open to the topography, the carriage is easy to pass, among the aristocrats there are many competing for the decoration and speed of the carriage, and the horse-drawn carriage was a symbol of wealth. And a car was born on the extension of the carriage culture.

On the other hand, Japan has a lot of mountains and narrow streets, not a terrain that carriage passes. Also, the Edo Shogunate said that he had banned cars except for some areas, and even in the case of the commuter exchange, the Daimyo was moving by the shoguns that people carried.(It would have been hard for people on the hill.

It was a story from the Meiji Period when cars spread rapidly in Japan. In Europe, the history of the horse-drawn carriage was long, so the car did not just be a means of transportation but developed into motor sports,Because there is not such culture in Japan,Recognition that car = moving means is still strong.

There are many people who are not conscious of the driving position of the car which is just a means of traveling. In Japan, if motor sports culture permeates, as a husband says, it may be that more people are aware of driving positions.

Nonetheless, in such a few years it is impossible to talk for decades, perhaps it may take more. Even if we say a word with the car, it is these days that I feel that it is somewhat deep inside.


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  1. panamera-life

    Oh! Mr. Sotoba Robaya!
    > The pass can not be attacked unless the driving position is solid.
    Exactly! My husband also said exactly the same thing (laugh)!
    From any condition of knee flexion ... Anything will be studied! As for those who stick to the driving position, there are a lot of people filled with cars after all cars are cherished ^ ^!

  2. panamera-life

    Oh! ! It is amazing! To that extent ... it is exactly a buddy!
    If you love it so far, it is absolutely transmitted to the car, I think that it will run well even at pass and mountain road.
    > By doing so, I am balancing my mind.
    It is wonderful (haha)