Very happy for Masa and photographer Tochi-san who got the cover of Snowboarder Japan catalog issue!
It was a shock to pull the mag out of my mail box and see Masa on the cover. In this day and age of street style, jib crazy, baggy pant, skinny pant, steezy whatever it is crazy to see a legend like Masa on the cover. Riding the Stella a new board he has designed for Burton Japan. A Burton board with a pointed nose shape! wow it has been a while since we have seen that. Thanks to Masa and Japan this classic shape is making a return to the brand. I am sure you will see a similar version in the US within a few years time. For now lets enjoy checking out Masa on the cover.