We took the train from Nagano to Tokyo and then to Yokohama for attending Interstyle.
A pretty big convention for board and outdoor sports.
After running into some of my favorite skateboarders in the elevator and became startstruck as hell, it was time to run off and see my other big hero; Shige.
Always wanted to see his shop. Methim first time 10 years ago before I started tattooing. He has been one of my biggest inspirations since then.
This artwork is going on my wall at home.
Then I met the guys from Yes and Nidecker for some dinner and beer.
I decided to stay one extra day in Yokohama, just because I really like this city better than Tokyo.
The Aloha feeling is strong here.
Even got some skateboarding in the last day before heading back to Tokyo.
Got to do a little more on this piece I started on Romain in Bergen. Wish we had more time to get more done.
We decided to celebrate both mine and Torps birthday, and it got a little crazy.
Me and Torpy.
Stared the day with some riding at another resort.
Amin from the gondola…
Beer break with Morten, Jeff, Amin and Romain before heading back to the lodge.
Tried out some local tea and alcohol with these nice people…
The owner was a hunter.
Amin, me, Morten, Romain and Jeff.
Me and Daniel Ek twinning….
YES cake… DCP and Gigi
Romain signing autographs at the restaurant.
Benji, me and DCP
Jeff, JP and Morten.
I am glad it’s one year til next time!
First day of snowboarding was sunny and nice. Snow was still good, and we had some good runs.
Shared a room with Bianca the first days. We know each other from Bergen and some of the other guys joining the trip.
Hakuba mountains from the top of Cortina.
Bianca in the woods
The crew getting some pow!
The beautiful bamboo forests of Hakuba.
My first days in Tokyo was just about relaxing and eating some well missed good japanese food at my all favorite vegan joint at Tokyo Station. T’s Tan Tan Ramen.
Then I met up with the rest of the crew to take the Shinkansen to Nagano.
After about 4 hours of travelling, we finally arrived at Kodama Lodge in Hakuba, Nagano.