Japan Grabs was at the recent launch party for Yoshiro Higa's new photobook, '1994: The Path To Genesis'. The respected lensman has put together a beautiful photobook chronicling the formative years before the birth of Gentemstick in 1998, when 'Gentem' founder Taro Tamai and friends were on a mission to explore new zones in Japan and abroad.
Korua Shapes are back with their latest release from their highly rated Yearning for Turning series called Carve Oddity. As usual, they seem to raise the bar for follow-cam edits with some gripping POV video work.
Mark Rainery recently put out his REcut part, stacked with a big serving of Japanese powder. We caught up with the Alaskan rider to hear about what took him to Hakuba last winter, where he connected with Shin Biyajima (who was in The Fourth Phase), and his brother, 241 rider Go Biyajima, on his path to good lines.
Mark Rainery's 'REcut' edit features a healthy serving of deep Japanese powder. The first two minutes of his travels from the Middle Path Project's Floating Pyramids movie show the fruits of connecting with local riders in Hakuba.
As spring breaks in Japan, there comes a time to give up on the powder chasing and get down with some serious spring slush fun. A time when nothing is better than gathering together to session fun features, BBQ, drink beer and do handplants. The CHAOS jam (aka CHAOS Stage 2) held in the characterful Seki Onsen tucked away in Myoko, is just such a time.