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The intersection of American and Japanese car culture is celebrated and explored in a pair of exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.: 'The Roots of Monozukuri: Creative Spirit in Japanese Automaking" and "Fine Tuning: Japanese-American Customs" each run through April 14, 2019.

"Roots" illuminates key elements of Japanese design philosophy in the years preceding its climb to market dominance in the 1970s. In concert, "Fine Tuning" examines the rise of car customization in Japan and the U.S., and how each market influenced the other to redefine automotive culture.

"Roots" explores the theme of monozukuri, or "the art, science, and craft of making things," as the underpinning for the long-term success of the Japanese automotive industry Each car exemplifies this theme by highlighting the creativity, innovation, craftsmanship, and collaboration central to Japanese manufacturing. Historically significant vehicles from the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville...

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