A real monster truck

Earlier this week hundreds Japanese ‘light trucks’ gathered to raise money for a Japanese children’s charity. The lorries are known as Dekotora or Decotora, an abbreviation for ‘decoration truck’. They feature so many light bulbs that extra generators have to be fitted under the lorry’s chassis to power them.The owners of these lorries spend months fitting each vehicle with about £100,000 of eye-catching bling. The decoration is not a random accumulation of lights however, as most lorries have a theme. Some trucks have protruding tusks made of lights, while others have large murals depicting monsters.  The only drawback to these magnificent beasts is that the lights can only be on for 20 minutes at a time before the generators overheat.