IS JAPANESE SKATERS RESURRECTING SKATEBOARDING?

Sometimes life takes priority over other things, and amongst those classified as “other” was this site. Although, I will take time to write some content on a more frequent basis, as life is back to normal.

Like a goldfish, my memory doesn’t really serve me well these days. TIMESCAN was on the back of my mind, and was excited to see that it dropped today. Filmed by ROB TARO, it is an experimental film that documents some of the top skateboarders from Japan.

Appearances include:
“FULL PARTS
LEO TAKAYAMA / SHINYA MASUDA / SOTA TOMIKAWA / ROB TARO

FRIENDS
SHOGO ZAMA / SERA KANNO / KENTO YOSHIOKA / SHINTARO HONGO / DAIKI HOSHINO / HIROKI MURAOKA / SORA NEGISHI / KOUKI ARIMA / TAKESHI KAGEYAMA / REI TAKAZAWA / RIO MORISHIGE / TAKAHIRO MORITA / LAURENCE KEEFE / HAL / SEIMI MIYAHARA / KOICHIRO UREHARA / GLEN FOX / SHINPEI UENO / RYUICHI OKUMURA / LUI ARAKI / SHINGO OGURA / JUNNOSUKE YONESAKA / KOHTA IKEDA / PORI / NOBU / HAYATE / KIKI / TOKI / ISSEI MORINAKA / KOTORA MITANI / NEGORO / BILL PIERCE / BORUYA / KAZUAKI YAKUSHIJIN / KOJI IMOTO / TAIZO MUKK / KINAKOBO / HIROTTON / / NATSUKI KINOSHITA / KENJI KUMEDA / CHRIS COPE / ISAKA / CAPY/ KATSUMI HIRABAYASHI / YUMA TAKEI / JUNPEI SHIBATA / KENJI TANAKA”

In recent times, I had been shying away from American skateboarding, since it feels like the industry has taken over and the spirit of skateboarding is loosing its battle. Interestingly, skateboarders outside of US has been putting out interesting videos.

The independent and DIY spirit of skateboarding is alive and well, as this video will prove. It’s not about the biggest gap or the number of stairs, skateboarding is about style and creativity.

Enjoy!