Tsurikawa (つり革) are commonplace in Japan, found hanging inside subway train carriages for passengers to steady themselves with whilst the train is moving. In the early days of Japanese public transport, the handles were made of leather, hence the name ‘Tsurikawa’ – which literally translates as ‘hang’ (tsuri 吊) and ‘leather’ (kawa 革).
So why are they so deeply-rooted with the Japanese car scene? Back in the day, Bōsōzoku gangsters would steal these grab handles and hang them off the rear bumpers of heavily modified cars in order to show rebellion and disrespect to authority. Uphold this Japanese tradition with our premium JDM Tsurikawa!