Wednesday, June 27, 2012

K. Umeda Longboard in Tokyo

We were drving through Tokyo and I noticed this board sitting on the balcony.  As we got closer, I realized that this is one of my earlier shapes!  "K. Umeda" on the nose and the " Circle K" on the stringer.  Its a little blurry because I was rushing to get the shot before we passed it by.




Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chinatown in Yokohama Tokyo

Surfing in Chiba part II

 Surf Check.  I met up with some of Yuka's friends from her college days to go surfing.
 Driving along the coast of southern Chiba looking for waves.
 Yuka gets a good one

Happy to go surfing.

Surfing in Chiba Part I

 The name says it all
 Very contestable waves.  Sunny and hot!
 Surf City

Sun setting past the Aqualine Freeway on the 3 hour drive back to Tokyo.

Grace Surf

 Rental car weekend trip to Kamogawa Chiba to visit Grace Surf.  Yuka gets nervous driving in Japan nowadays.
 The Grace Factory
 Laminating room with owner Taro and laminator Hiro.
 Most creative and interesting shapes


Japan 2012 New House

 Yuka's parents built a new house last year. 
 Good morning great grandma and grandpa.
 Walking to the train station

Yutenji Street is where we get on the train and head out everyday.