Shinka: The Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit at LeMay–America’s Car Museum

Shinka: The Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit at LeMay–America’s Car Museum

LeMay–America’s Car Museum (ACM) opened their largest, most captivating exhibit to date. The new exhibit, called “Shinka—An Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit,” is a collaboration with the community and local artists. It’s one you won’t want to miss.

The word “Shinka” is a Japanese term that translates to “evolution” or “progress.” The name of the exhibit itself represents the theme and direction ACM has taken with this new display, highlighting the history, progression, and sheer impact that Japanese car manufacturers have made on the automotive industry and the rest of the world throughout history, ultimately helping to shape the global automotive industry into what it is today.

“We are excited to bring such a unique and immersive exhibit to the community here in the Pacific Northwest,” says Gary Yamamoto, Executive Director of LeMay–America’s Car Museum. “With Shinka, we took our definition of ‘car exhibit’ to new heights by deciding to display these amazing and unique cars in a way we never have before. When you visit the Museum to see our new exhibit, you will see these vehicles displayed together with cultural and artistic elements in a way that will stimulate many different senses—all at once. By showcasing these vehicles in this more immersive environment, we hope museum guests will feel a deeper connection and appreciation for these cars. It will definitely be an exhibit that you have to see in person in order to truly appreciate these amazing vehicles.”

Shinka is the largest undertaking in ACM’s 12-year history. The exhibit will span the entire top floor of the Museum’s distinguished Showcase Gallery and will consist of nearly 50 vehicles on display ranging from Japanese originals like the legendary Toyota 2000GT to the iconic cars of the ‘90s like the Nissan Skyline GT-R, and even a mix of modern-day performance like the new Acura NSX.

Though the vehicles are the focus, there will also be many additional immersive and artistic components on display, complimenting the cars throughout the exhibit while also paying homage to various parts of Japanese culture including modern anime, historical Samurai, peaceful Japanese country-side rural landscapes, and bustling Tokyo streets and nightlife.

In an ever-evolving world that is the automotive industry and car culture, America’s Car Museum, which sits just three hours away from the “Mount Fuji of the West,” is thrilled to bring an exhibit to the Pacific Northwest community that reflects the currently blazing hot market of Japanese vehicles and JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) culture.

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