Japanese English First time you tho…
First time you thought this is impossible:
First noseslide super pop out:
I was trying to do a noseslide to K-grind and I couldn’t get it into k-grind. I accidently popped out super high.
A skateshop called The Edge in Kobe.
First time you thought Tokyo is a scary place:
When I found out about what was going on behind the scene.
First thing that got you hyped more than skating:
Playstation 1 game, Thrasher Skate & Destroy. I’m probably the best player in the world. Hit me up if you think you can beat me.
Who wants to know??
First coverage in a magazine:
First visit to Tokyo:
AJSA contest at Sunshine, Ikebukuro when I was in high school.
First time you started your brand, L.I.F.E:
Naotaka Ohya and I were talking about wanting to start a brand from way back… Brian and Annie in Hong Kong encouraged us to actually start it.
First lie that you totally believed:
That my friend died. I bumped into him six months later and though he was a ghost.
First incident you got blown away:
The Great Hanshin Earthquake.
First thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word VHS:
New Deal's 1281. This was the first skate video I bought and watched it over and over.