At the age of 17, he meets snowboarding. Despite only a few rides, he went to New Zealand. From the encounter there, he learned the living life in the mountains and take action immediately to go to the United States. And then he became a professional snowboarder at USA - (When he was living in Colorado). Meanwhile, he returned to Japan and also participated in half-pipe competition etc. At the same time, he start exposing to magazines, videos etc as well. After working in the United States for 4 years, he returns to Japan. He had carrier as SIMS team then. While going round the contests, he also worked abroad actively, then moved to base in Niseko, and again immersed in riding. Then joined the Sobut team, a pioneer of Japan domestic brands. In 2002, he launched Japan made sunglasses brand called Redi, and started making things as a manufacturer as well. Among the many projects, he plans a number of collaboration models such as UG. model etc. He opened The Loaflounge in Kutchan town at the foot of Niseko in 2007 -(Closed in 2013). He created a new transmission-source with Skate bowl, bar and shop, he hosted numerous events etc. In recent years he has been active in various fields such as planning snowboard events, MC at Tenjin Banked Slalom, and overseas tour planning. After living in the northern land, the base again in the local Kanagawa and joins T.J brand from the 2016 season. He rides mainly in Nagano and Gunma areas, from Kyushu to Hokkaido, and seeking undeveloped land. He is always enjoying his riding-life.
T.J BRAND, MAKE, WILLOW, U.G, REDI
Captured by madbunny