The Hokkaido Fashion Web was nice enough to include me in a watch feature that was featured on the web site from 9/26 Check it out here.
I choose my Nike+ sports band to introduce of course. Still having a blast with that system, in fact I have a challenge going on with 4 other people in Tokyo including designer Etsu. We are neck and neck right now at 60klm each, but there is still a month left. It is getting harder to run everyday now as the weather gets colder! I am thinking of getting a pair of cross country skis to replace the running in the winter! Will try to keep running until the end of October.
After over ten years without a business card I finally caved into the global pressure and had a few hundred made for me by Etsu! Now that I have them I am looking forward to giving a few away! Had a chance yesterday, but I actually forgot to take some with me when I left the house. Will be hard to get into the habit of carrying cards again, it has been a long time!
Check out my job title! “Multi-Tool”
More snow shots in my inbox this morning! Wish I was out there checking it out myself!
First shot from Nakagawa Shinya who is out near Asahidake for his guide schooling course right now. This shot is from the area above the gondola station at the top. Quite a bit of snow there!
Next shot from Key Photo who was out in Tokachi area for a photo shoot. Amazing fall colors at the high elevation there! Great shots guys, thanks!
I think we set a new standard for Sapporo snowboard movie showings two night ago! The Car Danchi 3 premium showing at Moerenuma park inside the glass pyramid was even better than I had hoped! Thanks to everyone who turned out, really great crowd. A lot of people I have known over the years showed up and it was nice to feel the support from the home crowd! The location was fantastic, the band Music Wave put on a nice performance at sunset for about 40 minutes before the movie. Their music seemed to fit perfectly with the location. Also thanks to Key Photo for the great slide shows before and after the movie. That really helped set the mood along with the DJing from Sebastien! Sold quite a few DVD’s and t-shirts and everyone seemed real happy on the way out, so I going to call it a big success!
The above shot is at the beginning of the film, the camera picking up a little light left in the sky just afte 6 pm.
A closer view and below the crowd. Thanks to Imamu Noguchi for designing such a nice park and pyramid before he passed away, r.i.p.
Already looking forward to next years showing, hopefully we can use this spot again. If you don’t want to wait until next year, you can check out the Icon 6 premier coming up at the same location on 10/11! Thank again for coming!
Now for another announcement! Car Danchi 3 will be showing together with Icon 6 on 10/13 in Furano! This was just decided a few days ago, thanks to Kenya-san for the invitation! So if you are living out that way or further easy come and join us for an evening of powder and freeriding both snowboard and ski! Check the image below for more details!
I am getting reports of Hokkaido’s first snow of the season! Including this great photo of Yotei from Ideapark in Niseko! Thanks Eriko!
This came on the night of the Car Danchi 3 showing at Moerenuma park 9/23 so I am taking that as a good sign for this winter!
More about the event later!