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Photobook: Yoshiro Higai // 1994: The Path To Genesis

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.
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Interview: Evan Wilcox

We talked to Evan Wilcox about coming to Japan to snowboard, where the good spots are in Niseko, and getting to ride for his dream company, Rome SDS.
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Interview: Mark Rainery

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.
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Mark Rainery REcut

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.

Event: Seki Onsen CHAOS jam

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.

Interview: Hachi crew

Hachi are a crew of friends, riding and filming together in the Hakuba powder. Japan Grabs caught up with them to hear about the making of their last movie.