For those whose jobs are still not among those allowed to operate during MECQ or GCQ, passing the time may continue to be a concern in the coming weeks. We’ve seen some brands offer coloring sheets, and paper crafts, by Yamaha probably has the most unique solution by far, knitting (gantsilyo).

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

Yamaha has uploaded an entire series of downloadable patterns to crochet a fuzzy version of their Fino scooter or Niken three-wheeled big bike. For those into the more rarefied artform of needle felting, there are also a few patterns.


Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

Knitting, in Japan, is called amigurumi. It’s been popular in Japan for quite some time. Rather than the usual stuffed animal or anime character, Yamaha offers step-by-step instructions, list of supplies, as well as a downloadable template for the motorcycles.

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

For those not familiar with the artform but want to learn, there’s also a basic amigurumi tutorial to get started with. There’s also one for needle felting as well.

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

Yamaha offers the Fino in two versions, the orange e-Vino electric version and the blue 125cc petrol version. The blue one even has a JDM learner’s sticker in front. For those looking for more of a challenge, there’s the three-wheeled Niken.

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

Besides motorcycles, Yamaha also offers patterns for its other products, like a generator, yacht, WaveRunner jetski, and even 1:1 scale SR400 piston.

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

For those that don't like the holey aesthetic of crochet, there's needle felting patterns as well for the Vino, Niken, WaveRunner and piston.

Knit your own Yamaha Fino or Niken image

We have to warn you that these projects are relatively advanced. It might take a few tries to get it right. Then again, with this pandemic, time is your ally.