Back on blog

Please add another bookmark to your list!  I am back on the blog!  Every 100 days the blog renews with some new people and some continue.  I spent 100 days on the the blog two seasons ago.  So I am stoked to be included again.  I am going to be adding different content to the honeyee blog so I hope you all have the time to check both.  The honeyee blog will probably be a little more photo oriented, plus I think I will feature some info about the latest tech snow related products etc., as I know people who follow are interested in the latest tech.  So check it out a.s.a.p and add a bookmark! blog neil


BLUETiFUL news and links

Lots of blogs and websites are posting info about my book “BLUETiFUL” release.  thought I would share a couple of the links here.

Champion Visions

Even Enjoy Tokyo website is posting

React Magazine|bluetiful/


Shinya’s blog

Sapporo Life

Uemura blog

Diggin Mag

Nagai Takumi

You can buy BLUETiFUL here


I also found out that there is a BLUETiFUL the clown in San Diego California

Then I found this epic song with the same title “Blue-tiful”

“Its a bluetiful day”

“Its a bluetiful world”!!



Back from Tateyama

Back from a short trip to Tateyama. I joined Adventure Guides and the Burton AK 457 team for a two day trip to Tateyama just days before the mountain closes for the winter season.  We got super lucky with good weather on the first day.  That night the wind started howling and when we woke up in the morning it was a full on blizzard!  The second day of riding was canceled and we left the mountain a little early.  Already looking forward to getting back to Tateyama in the spring.

The tour consisted of 15 customers, lead guide was Kondo-san from Adventure Guides and guest riders were  Masa Takeuchi and Shunsuke Hoshino.

The Ogizawa station at 8am.  At this time of year there are almost zero tourists, the only people in line are hard core skiers and snowboarders with many a few mountain climbers.  The vibe was good everybody super excited to get up on the mountain and check out the powder.

Gear gear and more gear.

Hiking up Yamazaki-curl



The sunset was one of the best I have ever seen at Tateyama.  The sun low on the horizon at this time of year, plus the air was crystal clear.  In the spring the sunsets are longer, but the sky tends to have a layer of dust that does not make for great photographs.  Below the group takes a minute to check out the sunset.

Now check out day two.  I took a few minutes to walk around the outside of the Tateyama hotel and station.  The tent crew have set up there little village just outside the hotel, but with the wind blowing like it was I have trouble even finding the tents.  A hearty crew heads out into the storm in hopes of finding a line to ride….  I hope they made it back.

Thanks to the Burton staff for a nice trip!

Bueno! Books and events upcoming

Time to introduce you to the company that is publishing my book. Check out the website for Bueno!Books. They specialize in board culture and make really really cool art books and projects. They also have a gallery on the first floor of the building, and I will be having a gallery showing there from the 7th of December. More info about that below.  The book officially goes on sale on the 27th of November, but it looks like you can already order a copy or pick one up at the Gallery.

There is a full section just on my book which features a list of upcoming events etc., Check that out here.

The good news is that Bueno! Books accepts international orders! If you would like to get a copy of my book, or any of the other cool books that they sell, check out this page for details. It will take a few emails to sort out your order, but you will get what you ask for and it will be worth it. The quality of the printing and books is world class!

If you would like to go to a shop and pick up a copy they have an extensive list of shops around Japan that feature Bueno! Books titles.  Check out the list on this page.

But you know what? I think the best thing to do, if you are living in Japan, is to go directly to the online shop and order up a copy in time for the beginning of the snow season! While you are there, check out some of the other great titles they have. Let’s just say that I am in very good company! In fact, it is an honor and a pleasure to be included with some of the best board culture photographers from Japan and around the world. Not sure if I deserve to be in there yet, but if sure feels good anyway!

Many thanks

Many thanks to everyone who came out for the Blueblood 10th anniversary party on Monday night.  Great turn out and a lot of people picked up a copy of my book, Bluetiful,  which made me feel good.  I was too busy to take many photos, but here are a few.

Check out the festival type set up that was created for the event.  Tents with store windows.  Free curry, drinks and more.

Thanks to all who came out to buy a copy of the book.   It was fun to sit and chat with you all and hear what you think about the book.

Since it rained on Monday, the Blueblood team riders made a dash to buy the tarps seen below.  It worked out to be the perfect set up.  The rain was pretty light right up until the end when a sudden downpour came.  The tarps saved the day and made the party.

The peak of the party, I never even got to eat the curry!

Big thanks to Higashida Tomohiro for the live performance!  As always he made the crowd one!

Next afternoon in Shibuya from the 7th floor of the Tower Records building.

Tower is selling “BLUETiFUL” right alongside my Car Danchi series, very close to the register, check it out if you are in the Shibuya area.

Thanks to Matsuoka for a nice interview, which will be coming out in the street mag Hidden Champion next month!

On a final note, this is what happens to good people after drinking  too much Tequila!  The after party on Monday night got a little out of hand and we emptied three bottles of Tequila.  The casualties were two guys passed out and Mino Yuusuke pictured below wearing a jacket he should not have on for a photo session!