Japanese English First time you sta…
First time you started skating:
A guy in my hometown was skating and I started pushing with his board. I was hooked right away.
First time you realized your ollie was high:
When people told me my ollie was high.
First time you thought Kyoto is the best:
When you can see girls’ underwear at Kamo River, and when I found out that there are skate spots.
First time you whined about something:
That hurts… it really hurts!!
First time you looked the other way:
When I saw Yakuzas fighting.
First time you felt ashamed:
When I got drunk and woke up at stranger’s house.
First skate trip:
Osaka. Ken Nagahara took me there when I was 16. I saw like 40 skaters and felt pressed.
First video part:
TIGHTBOOTH PRODUCTION, LENZ.
First skate injury:
A year after I started skating, I couldn’t ollie. I ollied some stairs and broke my ankle. I had a cast for two months.
First temptation outside skating:
Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls.
First time you were mistaken as non-Japanese:
I was asked to answer some questionnaire for foreigners. Three times in 30 minutes...
First weird nickname:
Anesthesia before surgery.
First time you snapped:
When police started questioning me just because I had a skateboard.