Outdoor with an arty twist

Arty little clip from a climbing trip with the TNF team. Nice narration. How come British accents work so well for narrations?


Car Danchi Christmas gift!!!

Still looking for a stocking stuffer or gift for that snow loving friend? Want to get something unusual and hard to find in North America? Does your friend babble on about Powder lines, Japan, and sleeping in Cars? Then this is the perfect gift! A copy of the latest edition from the “Car Danchi” series!

Car Danchi NO.5 is now on sale in the USA. There is still time to get one before Christmas! Order your copy today from Outdoor-nut

Until now if you wanted a copy of Car Danchi in the USA or Canada you either had to fly to Japan to get one or resort to less than legal mean to procure a hard copy. Well finally we have made things easier and don’t have to feel guilty about hitting that download button! Buy it from the source! The Official Car Danchi store for North America. Car Danchi NO.5 is the only movie on sale right now, but stay tuned as we are looking to add more product soon including previous editions of the movie and more.

Length: 45 minutes and some secret bonus!

Price: $35.00

Sold through the Outdoor-nut in North America

Haruki Takeuchi
Hayato Doi
Hideki Takeda
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Katsushi Matsui
Kazushi Yamauchi
Ken Shibuya
Masanori Takeuchi
Motoki Shimomura
Shinya Nakagawa
Shunsuke Hoshino
Takaharu Nakai
Takaku Tomoki
Takamasa Imai
Yoshinari Uemura
Yuusuke Mino
Yuta Kiyohara
Yuta Kobayashi
Yuu Nishiyama
& Terje

The Music featured in the movie is all produced by Japanese or artists residing in Japan. From straight funk, to more ambient tracks every track is one you will want to include in your library.

Music by: Hiroshi Fujiwara, Higashida Tomohiro, Kuniyuki Takahashi, DJ Sebastien aka Seboo, L.E.D., 9dw, KINGDOM AFROCKS, Pampas Field Ass Kickers

Keep your engines running, we are keeping the dream alive! The ultimate snowboarding lifestyle powder movie is back, after a two-year recharge! In this year 2011 even natural disasters and nuclear meltdowns could not stop this crew of determined dreamers. We drove, found and filmed the best powder spots in Japan, and we want to share it with you. A snowboard movie like no other, showcasing the “Art of the turn” in glorious powder definition, enjoy 50 minutes of winter bliss, and keep on dreaming!

The Car Danchi series is always filmed at the best backcountry and side country locations around Japan. The famous spots like Niseko and Nagano are covered, but we also try to find new and unknown backcountry locations. This season we found some great spots in Niigata while cat boarding, Asahidake and even some great spring riding in Niseko’s Annupuri area.

Locations: Niseko, Furano, Asahidake, Tazawako, Hakuba, HakkodaTomamu

Docking Honeyee.com

A photo I shot of The North Face tent has made it on to the honeyee.com site. The design of the honeyee.com web site always makes the photos look extra good! This photo shot at Asagiri camp site with Mt. Fuji in the background and a full moon in the sky!

New North Face movies

Last month I went to Shizuoka for two days to film some “how to” video’s for The North Face Japan.  The main project was to film how to set up a new tent called the Docking Station.  This tent features a central living space with optional mesh tent.  You can buy and attach “rooms” on three sides of the station.  Cool concept and very nice looking tent.  We got lucky with the weather and were able to film everything before the rains came in that night.

This first video is a short intro to the Docking station.  I was not asked to make this one, but the time lapse shots that I took turned out good so I thought I would edit and show the client.  They liked it and it should show up on the web site soon.

Here  is the Docking Station movie.

and this is the movie for the trail running backpack “Shrike”

Camping interview online

My Long time friend Tak at www.snowboardernet.jp was kind enough to visit our house during his trip to Hokkaido this year.  I posted about his visit on the blog after he was here.  Well wwe sat down for an interview about camping and the camp lifestyle.  You can check out the interview in Japanese here!  Thanks Tak for including me in the project, look forward to going camping with you soon.  Also thanks for making me look cool in my Yellow Kayak!

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Final teaser

The final teaser for Car Danchi 4 is now up on YouTube check it out!

The final installment in a series of five teasers for the new snowboarding movie Car Danchi 4 “Rent”. In this edition rider “Yatto” explains how to eat cheap at the Japanese version of 7/11. Every yen counts as we spend the winter living in our cars searching for the ultimate powder!