June NAKAMOTO c/o SHOTVIEW styles a wild editorial about Bōsōzoku* for i-D Magazine, captured by photographer Masayuki Furukawa. As expected, June styles the Japanese motorcycle gang in a casual, cool and tough way, which fits perfectly to the rebellious spirit and rough attitude of the Bōsōzoku bikers being portrayed. Pompadour hair in combination with eye-catching tattoos and extravagant clothing makes them stand out, as this styling expresses their free soul.
About - Bōsōzoku (literally "running-out-of-control (as of a vehicle) tribe") is a Japanese youth subculture associated with customized motorcycles. The first appearance of these types of biker gangs was in the 1950s. Popularity climbed throughout the 1980s and 1990s, peaking at an estimated 42,510 members in 1982.Their numbers dropped dramatically in the 2000s with a reported number of under 7,297 members in 2012. Bōsōzoku style traditionally involves jumpsuits similar to those of manual laborers or leather military jackets with baggy pants, and tall boots. This uniform became known as the tokkō-fuku ("Special Attack Clothing") and is often adorned with kanji slogans. Bōsōzoku members are known for taking a Japanese Road Bike and adding modifications such as over sized fairings, lifted handle bars shifted inwards, large seat backs, extravagant paint jobs, and modified mufflers.